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Hispasat, GetSAT partner for SoTM services

March 22, 2019

Hispasat, the Spanish satellite-based telecommunications operator, and GetSAT, the manufacturer of satellite terminals for aerial, maritime and land-based applications, have signed an agreement to offer Satellite on The Move (SoTM) Services.

By pairing GetSAT’s terminals and Hispasat’s satellite fleet, both companies strengthen their business opportunities in aerial, drone, maritime, and land-based emergency services for security and emergency applications in Latin America, Europe and North Africa. This joint solution ensures safe communications when natural disasters occur for urgently activated rescue teams and for security agencies using UAVs, helicopters, planes, or terrestrial vehicles.

The agreement aims to reduce the barriers to entry of this type of service for potential clients, thereby minimising the impact of user’s investment and operating costs.

Ignacio Sanchis, Business Director of Hispasat, said: “We want to address the Emergency and Security services market, which is rapidly growing and requires robust, consistent connections in which satellites play a key role. Together with GetSAT, Hispasat will be able to take advantage of the capacity of its entire network to offer broadband solutions in the Ka and Ku bands for projects that require rapid response times combined with extensive broadband use to transmit data”.

Kfir Benjamin, GetSAT Chief Executive Officer, added: “Our demonstration showed GetSAT’s high technological proficiency in reaching constant high data speeds in on-the-move applications. The unique advantage of GetSAT’s compact, lightweight, ultra-low power consuming systems is that no user ever compromises on quality, size, power or weight. Working with Hispasat augments our business development and expands our geographic reach and potential client base.”

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