Eutelsat supports the Mexican connectivity program “Internet para todos”
Press release from: EUTELSAT
Posted: Wednesday June 8th 2022
As the end of the school year approaches in several countries, including for children in Mexico across the country, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) highlights its major role in the Internet connectivity program para todos (Internet for all ), alongside three leading Mexican service providers, including Apco Networks and Globalsat. Eutelsat is currently providing them with capacity on its EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite, intended to connect rural Mexican schools through the installation of Internet access points.
Apco Networks, Globalsat and another Internet service provider have been selected to support CFE Telecommunications’ government-backed “Internet para todos” connectivity program to accelerate the provision of Internet connectivity throughout Mexico. They operate four powerful Ka beams on EUTELSAT 65 West A to extend coverage to areas beyond the reach of terrestrial infrastructure.
Juan Pablo Cofino, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, said: “Connectivity has become a basic human need, and we are honored to be a key part of the solution to help the Mexican government in its mission to put all Mexicans on line. It also aligns with our CSR mission to bridge the digital divide. Once again, satellite is proving a robust, readily available and cost-effective solution for governments around the world seeking to meet their global service goals.
Orlando Castillo, CEO of Apco Networks, added: “At APCO Networks, we are delighted with the evolution and commitment of Eutelsat and our technology partners which has enabled us to integrate an effective solution to provide a satellite connectivity service in the most remote rural areas of the country, benefiting communities that would otherwise remain isolated and now have the ability to surf the Internet, thus having access to the benefits of connectivity such as communications with family and friends abroad, e-commerce, distance education and thus helping to achieve government objectives through the “Internet para Todos” program.
Eric Cataño Araiza, Founder and CEO of Globalsat, said: “This project is one of the most ambitious that has been developed in this country. The bandwidth offered is of very good quality for the end user. At Globalsat, we are committed to the service we provide to our customers, and more particularly to this great project “Internet para todos” of CFE Telecomunicaciones. We know that with this network we will contribute to reducing the digital divide and to the development of the most remote communities in the country.”
About Eutelsat Communications
Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world’s leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables customers in the video, data, government, fixed and mobile broadband markets to communicate effectively with their customers, wherever they are. Approximately 7,000 television channels operated by major media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Committed to promoting all facets of sustainable development in its business activities, Eutelsat leverages its in-orbit resources to help bridge the digital divide while maintaining a safe and clean space environment. As an attractive and socially responsible employer, Eutelsat brings together 1,200 men and women from 50 countries who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service.
Eutelsat Communications is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL).
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APCO Networks is a proudly Mexican company, with headquarters based in the city of Merida, Yucatan, and teleports in Mexico City and Merida. It has specialized for 15 years in high availability and technologically complex satellite communication services for professional users, both governmental and civilian, as well as for homeland security and the general public, with the mission of always integrating the best solutions. with the most suitable. technology for each project, at competitive prices.
Globalsat has more than 21 years in the Mexican market participating in this type of projects with the government. Globalsat has the experience of offering rural communication services to schools as well as health centers and libraries throughout the national territory, integrating solutions with a high degree of engineering in partnership with Eutelsat, to minimize the points of failure and maximize the availability of services at a better cost/benefit ratio for both the community and the government.
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