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Intelsat bets on the mobility vertical with a new model for rural areas in Latin America

Juan Pablo Cofino, Regional VP for Latin America and the Caribbean of the satellite operator, assured Convergencialatina that operations in the region will not be affected by the judicial recovery process in the United States. He ruled out layoffs and estimated that the financial restructuring will take between six and twelve months.

The mobile broadband model in rural areas of Peru faced by Intelsat and Andesat has 13 sites deployed. With shared infrastructure and network construction costs, the companies aim to establish 17 sites by the end of May and 154 by the end of the year. The project takes advantage of the Operador de Infraestructura Móvil Rural (OIMR) (Rural Mobile Infrastructure Operator) license of Andesat, while Intelsat collaborates with the construction of an integrated space, mobile broadband infrastructure, bandwidth capacity and integrated service operations.

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Argentina · Terrestrial Backbones · Satellites · Politics · Data Center17/09/2020

Argentine government launches the National Connectivity Program

President Alberto Fernández yesterday led the launch of the National Connectivity Program, which provides for a total investment of US$ 504 million to provide fiber optic and satellite connectivity throughout the country. The initiative also contemplates the enhancement of the Arsat Open Digital Television and Data Center infrastructure.

Regional · Satellites08/09/2020

SES, the only "kid on the block" in medium orbit.

Oscar Castillo, General Manager of Sales for Global Governments of the satellite operator, said during the Satellites Map Day organized by Convergencialatina that LEO is "very congested", compared to MEO. By 2021 SES foresees the launch of the SES 17, HTS and with Ka-band capacity over Latin America, combined with the first phase of putting O3b mPower into orbit.

Estados Unidos · Satellites13/08/2020

Mandatory sale of C-band licenses in US revolutionizes satellite world with new fleets and launches

The decision of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US regulator, to release spectrum in the 3.7-4 GHz band for use in mobile services will entail concrete and costly changes for the industry, because it forces five central players to reassembly their fleets, and even launch new satellites. There will be changes in the Intelsat fleet with tread in Latin America.

Argentina · Internet & OTT · Software and Applications22/07/2020

School on a screen: The Juan Manso Plan seeks to bring connectivity, devices and content to public schools

The portal, the state society in charge of providing digital tools to education, has been present for 20 years. Due to the pandemic, its managers had to renew it and adapt it in a few weeks.

Argentina · Satellites20/07/2020

Saocom’s project places local science and industry at the forefront

The launch of the Saocom 1B satellite, a twin of its predecessor, 1A, in orbit since October 2018, was scheduled for March 30. Like so many things that the coronavirus pandemic delayed, the launch of Saocom 1B aboard the rocket SpaceX's Falcon 9 was postponed, and will finally materialize next Saturday. For Argentina, the leap into these devices constitutes a true milestone in terms of science and development, since the Synthetic Aperture Radar technology was totally unknown.

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A DIARIO LATINO 20-09-2020

Argentina · Regulation · Economy 18/09/2020

Knowledge Economy Law remains on hold in the Senate

Argentina · Terrestrial Backbones · Satellites · Politics · Data Center 17/09/2020

Argentine government launches the National Connectivity Program

Globales · Mobile · Operators 16/09/2020

Rakuten and Telefónica to cooperate in developing OpenRAN

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