Hughes and Yahsat sign Brazil satcoms deal

Hughes and Yahsat sign Brazil satcoms deal

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates, and broadband satellite networks and services company Hughes Network Systems have announced the commencement of a joint venture to provide satellite broadband services in Brazil.

The partners say the new venture combines Hughes experience delivering satellite networks and services in Brazil with the strong position and capabilities in the region of Yahsat, which is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company.

The joint venture is now operational under the Hughes do Brasil name. Hughes do Brasil is 80 percent owned by Hughes and 20 percent by Yahsat.

In addition to delivering services over the Hughes 65 West and Hughes 63 West satellites, Hughes do Brasil now offers services over Yahsat’s Al Yah 3 Ka-band satellite. The company will deploy additional JUPITER System ground network technology to deliver high-efficiency services over the Yahsat satellite across the country.

Services offered by Hughes do Brasil include HughesNet high-speed satellite internet for consumers and small-to-medium-sized businesses; managed network services for enterprises, including all types of transport technologies; community Wi-Fi hotspots that bring affordable internet access to rural towns; and cellular backhaul solutions to help mobile network operators (MNOs) extend connectivity to people underserved by terrestrial access.

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