Dish Mexico and Hispasat partner to offer satellite internet service

Mexican DTH operator Dish has partnered with Hispasat to offer a new high-quality broadband satellite service through ON Internet. With this initiative both companies are “looking to bring the Internet to areas with poor or no connectivity, promoting development and helping to bridge the digital divide in Mexico”.
The new service will be focused on the residential and corporate market, offering different Internet access packets with speeds that go from 2.5 Mbps up to 20 Mbps for residential users, and which reach 30 Mbps for companies.
Hispasat will use the capacity from the Amazons 5 high throughout satellite (HTS), which has been operational since last year and which features seven coverage spots over Mexico in the Ka band. In addition, both companies have selected the SkyEdge II-c broadband satellite platform by Gilat, leader in satellite network technology, solutions and services.
In this way, Dish positioned to compete with Sky Mexico (Televisa), which began offering fixed wireless broadband this year, as well as with StarGo, the satellite Internet service of DTH operator Star TV.