Mexico’s CFE TEIT and multi-orbit satellite player SES have announced the delivery of voice and data services enabled by SES’s mobile backhaul solution to 400 underserved, remote villages and communities across the country via the very high-throughput (HTS) SES-17 Ka-band satellite.
Regular readers will know that CFE TEIT (CFE Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos, or CFE Telecommunications and Internet for All) is the communications subsidiary of Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission and, as its name implies, part of its purpose is to support the efforts of the Mexican government to bring greater connectivity to remote, hard-to-reach locations.
With this in mind, CFE TEIT is leveraging SES’s turnkey mobile backhaul service to deliver 2.2 Gbps to hundreds of thousands of residents living across the 400 sites. The mobile backhaul solution will enable rural communities to access 4G network services for the first time, paving the way, says SES, for mobile commerce and economic growth in the years to come.
SES says its mobile backhaul service via SES-17 and other HTS satellites is playing an integral role in delivering 4G and 5G services to users across the Americas. Over the next four years, SES points out, in both rural and urban areas across Latin America, an estimated 57 million people will access 4G or 5G for the very first time.
SES and CFE TEIT announced plans in March to deploy more than 1,100 broadband hotspots, as part of the government’s Internet for Everyone initiative, which delivers free internet access in thousands of public areas via SES-17.