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Dish and Hispasat team up to connect Mexico

The two companies will bring the Internet to areas with poor or no connectivity through the HTS architecture in the Ka band on the Amazonas 5 satellite. The service is managed and marketed by DISH.

Spanish satellite-based telecommunications operator, HISPASAT, and Dish, the online telecommunications and content distribution services company, have joined forces to offer a new high-quality broadband satellite service to Mexico through ON Internet. The new service will be focused on the residential and corporate market, in order to extend Internet access to broader parts of the country.

Both companies made the announcement to the media during an informative breakfast held today in Mexico City, with the participation of the CEO of Dish México, José Luis Woodhouse; the Internet Division Director, Lorenzo Orozco, and ON’s Director of Wireless Internet and Marketing, Santiago Ennis. HISPASAT was represented by the Business Director, Ignacio Sanchis. The joint goal of both companies is to provide high-quality Internet access service to Mexican residents, thus helping to bridge the digital divide and promote the development of connectivity in Mexico.

The extensive coverage, high capacity and fast roll-out that satellites provide make them ideal to bring Internet access beyond where land-based networks reach. Dish México and HISPASAT announced their partnership today to open up a solution that expands Internet coverage in Mexico through a simple and accessible roll-out.

Santiago Ennis, Director of Wireless Internet and Marketing in ON noted that “this agreement with Hispasat will allow Dish Mexico to expand its commercial Internet opportunities through the ON Satellite Network throughout Mexico, offering the possibility to digitally connect different sectors of the populations in remote and difficult to access areas using satellites. This service will benefit many people and companies.”

Ignacio Sanchis, Business Director of HISPASAT, added: “HISPASAT is proud to collaborate together with Dish to bring the Internet to the parts of Mexico without Internet connection, or with a very poor quality connection. For us, satellites have a very important function: they make the most cutting-edge technology available to people and open the doors to the digital world to Mexican citizens. This will allow them to benefit from the opportunities that the Information Society offers. We couldn’t imagine a better partner for this task than Dish, a highly regarded company with a strong presence throughout the country.”