Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Andesa to launch its first satellite in 2023 with Astranis

The company has operations in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Ecuador, with three teleports installed in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Lima. Its first own satellite, Andesat 1, will serve to provide coverage in Peru as part of the program “Te Conectamos Perú”, which serves remote rural areas.

Andesat is already working on the deployment of a cellular network for rural areas in Peru, under the figure of Rural Mobile Infrastructure Operator (RMIO) where they installed 100 cell sites that use spectrum from mobile operators. These first sites are operated by Telefónica, and as Pablo Rasore, CEO of Andesat, told Convergencialatina, they also hope to close contracts with Claro, Entel and Bitel. The expectation is to reach 154 sites in an initial phase (including the 100 already in operation): "by the time the satellite is launched we expect to have about 500 or 600 sites (each site is a town) and with the satellite we will reach more 1,000, "said the executive.

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Globales · Satellites · Smartphones & Devices03/11/2022

Direct-to-phone business triggers new space race

Several initiatives connecting common smartphones and satellites are close to commercial launch. Apple is expected to do so this month and Lynk is expected to present its alternative before the end of the year. Space X's Starlink and Amazon's Kuiper also have projects in the works. Moreover, the major operators have already signed up for this activity.

Argentina · Satellites02/11/2022

New multiorbital business models call for regulatory changes in the satellite area

The current regulations date from the end of the last century and are not adequate to the new market demands, such as the disruptive leap of LEO and the provision of broadband in new frequencies.

Brasil · Pay TV17/08/2022

Pay TV market seeks to evolve hand in hand with new technologies

The significant progress made by streaming in recent years has led operators to remodel and transform their products in order to capture a user who has multiple and varied offers at its disposal.

Argentina · Satellites25/07/2022

The potential of Argentine start-ups lies in fleets for IoT, observation and communications.

There are at least seven Argentine start-ups participating in the satellite ecosystem. The greatest chances of participation are in developing constellations for IoT and for observation and communications. All of them have different degrees of maturity and face different technological, financial and commercial challenges.

Argentina · Satellites18/07/2022

Arsat builds its footprint to provide services in C, Ku, HTS Ka in the Southern Cone and dynamic HTS Ku and Ka

Between 2026 and 2028, Argentina will have a fleet of four satellites in orbit with the availability of four products: C-band capacity, Ku-band capacity, dedicated HTS Ka beams in the countries of the Southern Cone, and dynamically assigned HTS Ku and Ka, according to customer needs.

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Costa Rica · Regulation · Spectrum 01/12/2022

No instructions yet for 5G spectrum auction

Cuba · Free to Air TV - TDT 01/12/2022

Digital television transition to begin in Pinar del Río

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