The role of satellites in supporting broadband access is again in the news, with Hispasat and Sencinet announcing plans to expand their collaboration to extend satellite broadband access in Mexico.
Satellite communications operator Hispasat and Sencinet, a multinational solutions and managed services network integrator, have agreed to extend the agreement through which the two companies offer corporate and governmental connectivity services in Mexico until the end of 2024.
This new agreement also expands the contracted satellite capacity and builds on the managed service offerings of Hispasat Wave. Launched in March this year, Hispasat Wave is described as a new generation of managed wholesale services for service providers, telecommunications operators, governments and audiovisual companies.
Hispasat provides managed capacity in the Ka-band from its Amazonas 5 satellite (located in the 61º West orbital position) to Sencinet through its broadband platform in Ixtlahuaca, a municipality in Mexico State. Sencinet then integrates this capacity to offer the final product to its clients.
Since June 2021 the two companies have provided critical communications to large Mexican federal government companies and public buildings in rural parts of the country.
As Sencinet’s Country Manager for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Eduardo Fuentes, puts it: “It is essential to ensure good connectivity for our corporate and governmental customers. The collaboration agreement that started last year with Hispasat gave us a flexible, robust service that is tailored to our needs, which led us to expand and extend this business relationship to respond to the country’s new connectivity requirements.”