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UK wants increased participation in IRIS2

IRIS2 is the proposed European mega-constellation of multi-orbiting satellites. IRIS2 (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite) is planned to be deployed beginning in 2027. It will be a public-private financed scheme. The ‘private’ element comprises a wide-ranging consortium which includes the likes of SES, Airbus Defense & Space, Eutelsat, Hispasat and Thales Alenia […]

November 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Hispasat reports $600m backlog for Nexus

Madrid-based Hispasat reported a 22 per cent increase in revenues for the half-year to June 30th, helped by the operator’s acquisition of services provider Axess Networks. However, the company reported that a major contract in Brazil had come to an end. Hispasat’s owner Redeia valued the loss at about $30 million (€27.6m) a year, but […]

July 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Movistar intros Max Satellite

Telefónica is breaking into the satellite Internet market with the launch of Movistar Max Satellite, following a deal with Hispasat to provide broadband Internet services by satellite for isolated areas across Spain. The service includes up to five different packages with prices from €17.40 to €57.90 a month. With speeds of up to 100 Mbps […]

July 18, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

IRIS2 Consortium named

The European Commission has rejected four smaller consortia for its IRIS2 low Earth orbiting constellation. It has selected a consortium made up of Airbus Defense & Space, Eutelsat, Hispasat, SES and Thales Alenia Space, backed also by Deutsche Telekom, OHB SE, Orange, Hisdesat, Telespazio and Thales Group. This major group will now fine tune its […]

June 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Hispasat, Intelsat expand IFC deal

Satellite operators Hispasat and Intelsat have reached an agreement to expand and extend the agreement reached in 2019 to lease the capacity on Hispasat’s latest satellite, Amazonas Nexus. Specifically, this new partnership includes long-term leasing of the entire satellite capacity available over the United States and Brazil, as well as a significant part of the […]

May 12, 2023

Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus to enter into service

Hispasat’s new satellite has completed the necessary ground infrastructure for its entry into service in the middle of this year. Amazonas Nexus is specially designed to offer high quality connectivity for air and maritime mobility services and will effectively contribute to reduce the digital gap in Latin America in an efficient way. Hispasat has reached […]

May 4, 2023

Hispasat to distribute Travelxp in LatAm

Travelxp, the creator of exclusive specialised travel content, has selected Hispasat as the satellite operator to distribute its HD channel in Latin America for the next three years. The teleport at Lurin (Peru) and the Amazonas satellite fleet, located at 61° West, will be used for this purpose. Travelxp HD is a pay-per-view thematic travel […]

April 20, 2023

Eurovision Services to offer European sport in LatAm via Hispasat

Hispasat has reached an agreement with Eurovision Services to distribute the best European sport via satellite in Latin America for one year, including the main continental football competitions. In this way, Eurovision Services will deliver the signal of these events to the Hispasat teleport in Lurin (Peru) and, from there, it will be sent to […]

April 19, 2023

Hispasat selects Enensys to monitor Wave OTT Plus

Enensys Technologies, a provider of Video Quality monitoring solutions through its brand TestTree, is pleased to announce that Hispasat, leading satellite communications operator in Spanish and Portuguese, selected TestTree StreamProbe OTT and TestTree EdgeProbe Advanced Satellite to supervise Wave OTT Plus, its white-label platform for video service distribution. Hispasat is the leading satellite communications operator […]

April 13, 2023

Hispasat broadband for Spain

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat has said it will offer broadband to “all towns” in Spain “this year”, after having been granted a provisional contract covering connection services in rural areas, which is expected to rise to definitive supplier. Hispasat’s download speed will be 100 Mb/s, and which will rise to 200 Mb/s in 2024, according […]

March 7, 2023By Chris Forrester