Globalsat Group, a provider of satellite communication solutions in the Americas, has formed a strategic alliance with ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima), a player in the Argentine satellite communications sector. The partnership was officially announced at the ARSAT teleport in Benavidez, Buenos Aires province, and marks the launch of a groundbreaking GEO Satellite Internet of Things (IoT) service.
As part of the agreement, Globalsat Group will now market ARSAT’s innovative GEO Satellite IoT connectivity solution, as well as broadband satellite internet services for residential and commercial sectors. The newly unveiled satellite IoT service offers bidirectional messaging capabilities for fixed and mobile applications. It features a compact and easy-to-install terminal that has low installation and maintenance costs, minimal power requirements, and expansive coverage across Argentina and beyond. The service utilizes a lightweight HiSky terminal, which combines a satellite modem with a flat panel antenna, supported by ST Engineering iDirect’s Hub technology.
J. Alberto Palacios, CEO of Globalsat Group, emphasized the significance of the collaboration, stating that it consolidates the strategic alliance between Globalsat Argentina and ARSAT. He highlighted the ability to offer comprehensive solutions to customers in remote areas, providing them with access to satellite connectivity at competitive rates. Palacios also emphasized the consortium’s Latin American roots and commitment to enhancing regional presence.
In addition to the IoT service, Globalsat Group will leverage ARSAT’s high-performance Ka-band satellite capacity for broadband satellite internet connectivity. Initially, this service will be available in the mountainous region from Jujuy to Chubut via the Telstar-19 Vantage satellite, with plans to expand nationwide through the SES-17 satellite. This expansion is a precursor to the launch of ARSAT’s own high-throughput HTS Ka-band satellite, ARSAT-SG1, which will have a capacity of 70 Gbps.
Guillermo Rus, Vice President of ARSAT, commented on the value addition of the new Satellite IoT product, featuring hiSky and ST Engineering iDirect technology, to ARSAT’s Ku-band geostationary satellite fleet. He highlighted the ability to provide tailored solutions for various market verticals.
Facundo Leal, President of ARSAT, expressed enthusiasm about the agreement and ARSAT’s commitment to providing affordable satellite connectivity and bridging the digital divide in Argentina.
The alliance between Globalsat Group and ARSAT aims to revolutionize connectivity in Argentina by offering advanced solutions in IoT and broadband services. It underscores the growing importance of satellite technology in overcoming geographical challenges and enhancing digital infrastructure in remote areas, contributing significantly to the integration and economic development of the region.