Globecomm today announced a contract with Spanish satellite operator Hispasat to design and deploy a 7.3m Ka-band gateway satellite earth station in Ixtlahuaca de Rayón in Mexico to support high-throughput services via the Ka-band payload on Amazonas 5, which was launched in September 2017. Globecomm is providing design services using proprietary software for RF modeling which, complementing the engineering analysis, will reduce deployment risk. In addition to design and the management of manufacturing, Globecomm provides installation, integration, and testing prior to the start of service in collaboration with its in-country partner, AMFAR.
"Globecomm has more than 20 years of expertise in designing and developing Ka-band systems. That legacy is what attracts repeat customers like Hispasat, and we are thrilled to be collaborating again," said Gerard Johnston, vice president for Americas at Globecomm. "We have demonstrated a commitment to innovation and efficient operation for the company. Our end-to-end approach to managing the technical, manufacturing, integration, and logistics requirements provides the value this important customer demands."
The gateway can be monitored and controlled remotely from anywhere in the Hispasat global network.
"We are very pleased to be working with Globecomm once again," said Pedro L. Molinero, operations manager for the Hispasat Group. "Not only has the company been successful at keeping to a very tight schedule for the design and build of the new Ka-band gateway, it is providing us with the highest standard in managed broadband services — which is key for the Hispasat business."
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HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese audiovisual content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services which include Internet access, mobility and the extension of mobile networks, in addition to other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas. www.Hispasat.es