Once again this year, HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite-based telecommunications operator, is attending Washington Satellite, the world's most important trade fair in the satellite sector. The fair, which starts today and lasts until Wednesday, 8 May, brings together the sector's leading actors and hundreds of companies and speakers.
During the fair, HISPASAT will present the company's latest news regarding solutions and services, as well as the new business models that it is developing to bring broadband satellite to rural areas that lack high-quality connectivity terrestrial solutions. Included among these is the Internet access solution developed with Facebook to connect the unconnected in Brazil. The project is based on installing satellite WiFi points in different towns.
With its satellite WiFi connectivity projects in development in Colombia, Hispasat aims to allow residents in regions that lack ground-based telecommunications networks to enjoy the Internet to access the benefits that the digital world offers. This simple solution is suited to the needs and budgets of each user through a prepaid pass system.
At its stand, HISPASAT will also present a set of advanced satellite terminals for mobility solutions, security sector, emergency services and the IoT, among others. The company will also present the Smartellite portable terminal by hiSKy, which can establish reasonably priced satellite communications for voice and data services in any location. This new technology drastically reduces the size of the antenna, which functions through a simple electronic steering system making it easy for people without technical knowledge to install and configure the terminal.
The company will also unveil the MicroSAT L/M mobile terminal by the company GetSAT, based on its InterFlat technology. The terminal is able to both broadcast and receive satellite signals. This mobile terminal is ideal for critical missions and security environments, thanks to its easy deployment, small size, light weight and energy efficiency.
Likewise, HISPASAT will display an Ovzon T5 terminal. This terminal intended for applications such as emergency services, protecting critical infrastructures, security sectors and broadcasting. The Ovzon Ku band terminal can be transported as a lightweight, easy-to-use backpack with an integrated battery. It is also possible to remotely control the terminal from a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Lastly, HISPASAT's stand will feature an antenna developed together with Phasor. The antenna is especially designed to suit the needs of terrestrial mobility applications. Thanks to this flat antenna, barely 5 cm tall, professional vehicles can remain connected via satellite wherever they need to travel along their journeys
HISPASAT in conferences
HISPASAT's Business Director, Ignacio Sanchis, will participate in a round table discussion during the trade fair called “Ka-Ku-Band Backhaul Solutions for a New Wireless Age”. In this session, guest executive speakers will discuss the new emerging solutions that are arising in remote regions to make full use of the technical options offered by the Ku and Ka frequency bands.
Antonio Abad Martín, Technical and Operations Director of HISPASAT, will also participate in conferences organised by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and Future Space Leaders Foundation of the USA. These conferences seek to connect the ideas of students and young professionals from the satellite sector with the experience and expertise of leaders in the aerospace infrastructure industry.