Thursday, June 11, 2020

TKSAT-1 satellite “recalculates” faced with end user and markets outside Bolivia

The device operated by the Agencia Boliviana Espacial (ABE) (Bolivian Space Agency) and launched in 2013, currently reaches 66% of used capacity. For this reason, Peter Larrea, director of the ABE, explained to Convergencialatina the alternatives they are exploring to diversify business.

Peter Larrea - Credit: ABE

Peter Larrea - Credit: ABE

Last year was highly troubled for politics and institutions of Bolivia. The Agencia Boliviana Espacial (ABE) (Bolivian Space Agency) was not the exception in the change of authorities: Iván Zambrana, who headed the entity, went in June 2019 to serve as Vice Minister of Telecommunications; Iván Siles, who led the ABE until January 2020, succeeded him; Finally, in this instance, Peter Larrea took over, who today is facing a transformation of the agency regarding broadband services for end users and the sale of capacity in foreign markets.

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ESPN-FOX merger would anticipate the sports OTT business

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During the pandemic Cotel lost 40% of pay TV subscribers

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