Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Hughes and Arsat SG1 landing may give a new beginning for residential satellite broadband

The operator will allocate 15 Gbps of capacity in the Ka band of the Jupiter 3 satellite in 2022, while the state company will contribute 80 Gbps of the Arsat SG1 a year later. The barrier to LEO systems is the high price of the terminals

Hughes' entry into the Argentine residential satellite broadband market, announced at the Convergencialatina Satellite Map Day event at the end of last June, could repower this segment as of 2022. The operator will allocate 15 Gbps of satellite Ka band capacity of the Jupiter 3, scheduled to be launched in 2022, exclusively in Argentina. To this availability they will add 80 Gbps -also in Ka- of the Arsat SG1, which will be launched in 2023 and plans to start commercial services in 2024.

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