Gilat Launches Ka-Band Service in Latin America – Satellite Today

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Eutelsat 3B satellite. Photo: Eutelsat

[Via Satellite 03-26-2015] Gilat Satellite Networks’ announced that its SkyEdge II-c High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Multi-Spot Beam went live at JCP, the Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary of Florida-based Brastrading. With its new network, JCP is making Ka-band broadband services available to consumers, enterprise and the maritime and aviation mobility markets.

“Our VSAT platform is live, serving our initial customers over our Ka-band service package on the Eutelsat E3b satellite and is operating perfectly,” announced Wagner Moura, CEO of JCP and president of Brastrading. “We believe there is a large opportunity for Ka band in Latin America to extend Wi-Fi, LTE over IP, and for content distribution.”

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