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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

Hispasat, Gilat expand partnership

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that Hispasat, a global satellite operator based in Spain, has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform for operation with its Amazonas Nexus satellite. This marks an expansion of the strategic partnership between the two companies that will enable Hispasat to deliver high-performance, satellite-based fixed data and mobility services. SkyEdge IV, Gilat’s […]

March 2, 2023

Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus launched

SpaceX delivered a textbook launch of Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus in the early hours of February 7th (at 03.32 GMT). The satellite, weighing some 4500 kgs, will serve Hispasat’s Americas clients. The satellite also carries an additional element to serve the US Space Agency in the form of a “high-bandwidth protected communications transponder” as part of […]

February 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Hispasat buys stake in reforestation company

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat, now majority owned by infrastructure business Restel, has bought a 10.85 per cent stake in Grupo Sylvestris, a reforestation initiative backed by the Repsol Foundation. Its ‘Green Engine’ scheme, with Hispasat’s involvement, was agreed last year and now confirmed by lawyers acting for Hispasat. Hispasat and Repsol have an agreement to […]

January 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexas ready for launch

Built by Thales-Alenia Space, Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus satellite is ready at Cape Canaveral for launch. The satellite left Nice Airport on the Cote d’Azur having been delivered from Thales’ facility at Cannes. SpaceX will be handling the launch currently scheduled for February 1st. Amazonas Nexus is a 4500 kgs satellite and the launch will place […]

January 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

Hispasat, Sencinet expand Mexico collaboration

Hispasat, the satellite communications operator of Redeia, and Sencinet, the 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 […]

November 10, 2022

Hispasat: The Amazonas Nexus faces final stretch before 2023 launch

The presidents of Redeia, Beatriz Corredor, Hispasat, Jordi Hereu, and SEPI, Belén Gualda, have visited the manufacturing site of Hispasat’s upcoming satellite, the Amazon Nexus, to learn more about the project in person before the satellite’s launch scheduled for the start of 2023 in Cape Canaveral (Florida). Together with the company presidents, during the visit […]

October 12, 2022

Report: Space Tech Investment rife

Karista is an early stage venture capital fund based in Paris, and it says that in the first quarter of 2022 there was some $4.75 billion (€4.7bn) of total new funding spread over 74 space technology deals. The split in terms of cash allocation was that 41 percent was focussed on North America (and 30 […]

July 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Analyst: Satellite-based IoT already worth $250m

A report from Quilty Analytics says that satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) has kicked into gear over the past few years. Currently, more than a dozen new operators are planning to launch over 1,000 satellites focused on IoT, says Quilty. The analyst asks how big an opportunity this explosion in service offerings represents? “The industry […]

May 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Hispasat revenues up 15%

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat, now 89 per cent owned by Red Eléctrica Group, has unveiled an impressive set of results. Its full year revenues grew 14.9 per cent and its EBITDA margin was an industry leading 75.2 percent (from 74.3 per cent). This past year has seen Hispasat, almost free from its former state control […]

April 29, 2022By Chris Forrester