Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the world leader in broadband satellite technology and services, has announced the launch of HughesNet® for Business in Mexico. A high-speed, satellite Internet service designed for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the HughesNet for Business service is now available to 97% of Mexico, including places where fiber and cable Internet are not available.
The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) measures Internet penetration in rural communities at only 23%, compared to 65% in urban areas – putting MSMEs in remote areas at a competitive disadvantage. Add to that the demand for connectivity across Mexico has risen dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with more business owners turning to the Internet to conduct marketing, sales, customer service and daily operations like accounting and payroll.
“Micro, small and medium sized businesses are the heart and soul of Mexico’s local communities,” said Marcos Duarte, director of sales and operations, Hughes Mexico. “These doctors, dentists, architects, veterinarians, lawyers, accountants, farms, hotels, shops and restaurants need to be connected in today’s world, and HughesNet for Business meets that need with speed and reliability.”
With speeds of 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up, HughesNet for Business is suitable for web surfing, social media marketing, online banking, sending and receiving email and more. In addition, the service comes with built-in Wi-Fi to connect multiple devices to the Internet.
The number-one satellite Internet service in the world, HughesNet arrived in Mexico in October 2019, and serves the needs of millions of consumers and business in the U.S., Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.