Advanced Television


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

Hispasat, Nagra to launch wholesale OTT in LatAm

Hispasat, the Spanish operator and satellite solutions and services provider of the Red Eléctrica Group, has reached an agreement with Nagra, a provider of streaming, content protection and monetisation solutions, to develop a wholesale OTT TV solution. The service will enable pay-TV operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and regional content companies to offer their clients […]

March 11, 2022

Intersputnik joins the GSOA

The Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications has gained full membership of the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA), a platform to promote satellite communication services and the common interests of satellite operators. The Association, formerly known as ESOA (EMEA Satellite Operators Association) used to focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa. However, January 2022 […]

February 15, 2022

Hispasat takes 100% of Hispamar

Hispasat, the Spanish satellite operator, has acquired 19.04 per cent of the shareholding of its Brazilian subsidiary Hispamar Satélites from Telemar, after obtaining the necessary permits and authorisations from the Brazilian government. Consequently, Hispasat will hold 100 per cent of its subsidiary’s share capital. At present the Hispamar fleet is made up of the Amazonas […]

January 14, 2022

Hispasat takes capacity on Eutelsat Konnect

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and French operator Eutelsat have formed a partnership to promote initiatives to bridge the digital divide in Spain and Portugal that Hispasat has already put in place. As part of this agreement, the Hispasat will complement its current capacities with those of Eutelsat’s Konnect satellite over the two countries. This way, […]

October 28, 2021By Chris Forrester

Red Eléctrica pilots satellite connectivity over power towers

Red Eléctrica Group, through its ownership of Spanish satellite operator Hispasat, and electricity distribution business (Red Eléctrica de España) and Elewit, the Group’s technological platform, has carried out a pilot project on a Madrid electricity sub-station in Galapagar to demonstrate the viability of the use of high-voltage electrical infrastructure to provide satellite connectivity that extends […]

October 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Hispasat to provide satellite capacity in Greenland

Hispasat, the Spanish telecommunications satellite operator, has signed an agreement with Tele Greenland, the national communications company in Greenland, to lease space capacity on the Amazonas Nexus satellite until the end of its lifetime. The agreement will make it possible for Tele Greenland to improve Internet access in all remote towns and villages in North […]

October 8, 2021

Hispasat H1 helps Red Eléctrica

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat, which is now 89.68 per cent owned by Red Eléctrica (REE), earned a net profit of €14.4 million in the first half of this year compared to €0.2 million the previous year. Total turnover was €85.5 million, an increase of 6.7 per cent compared to the previous year, and EBITDA reached […]

August 2, 2021By Chris Forrester

Hispasat CTO questions LEO impact

A webcast organised by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council heard some negative comments on the likely impact of Low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites. Most of the criticism came from operators of geostationary satellites. For example, Hispasat’s CTO Antonio Abad Martin spoke extensively about the business model in place for geostationary (GEO) operators, and said they […]

July 2, 2021By Chris Forrester