Claro Argentina, a leading mobile network operator in the Argentine market, has signed an agreement with Spanish satellite telecommunications operator Hispasat.
Hispasat is to provide internet access to rural communities throughout Argentina through a cellular backhaul service by satellite. The provision of extra capacity will extend connectivity in Argentina, especially in the areas of the country where there deploying terrestrial telecommunications networks is difficult.
The roll-out of this 3G and 4G satellite backhaul network has already started; 100 communities will be able to enjoy the service soon. In the next stages the network is expected to reach approximately 250 rural communities in Argentina. The service will cover the regions of Patagonia, Cuyo, Centro and Noroeste, connecting the sites with 2G+3G+4G mobile radio bases through the Ku band capacity of the Hispasat 30W-5 and Hispasat 30W-6 (H30W-5 and H30W-6) satellites.
Hispasat, Red Eléctrica Group’s communications satellite operator, is a leader in content distribution in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries and its satellite fleet is used by direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. Hispasat also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services.
Claro Argentina is a subsidiary of América Móvil, a leading provider of telecommunications services in Latin America with operations in 18 countries in the Americas.