Globalsat to market ARSAT’s IoT and broadband connectivity solutions (Image Credit: Sat News)
Last week, the launch of the GEO Satellite IoT service took place at the ARSAT teleport in Benavidez, Buenos Aires province. This service holds great potential for development in vertical markets such as agriculture, energy, and transportation, among others, in which Globalsat Group has extensive experience in implementing and expanding solutions at a regional level.
The framework agreement between ARSAT and Globalsat Group allows Globalsat to market ARSAT’s new GEO Satellite IoT connectivity solution at a regional level, as well as broadband satellite internet services for homes and businesses.
The satellite IoT connectivity service enables bidirectional message transmission for both fixed and mobile applications through an innovative, compact terminal that is easy to install. This new IoT solution, based on geostationary satellites, uses a small and lightweight HiSky terminal that integrates the satellite modem and a flat panel antenna, complemented by ST Engineering iDirect’s Hub technology. The new IoT service offers low installation and maintenance costs, minimal power consumption, and coverage in Argentina and the entire region through ARSAT’s fleet of geostationary satellites.
Regarding broadband satellite internet connectivity, Globalsat Group will market terminals and services in the Argentine territory thanks to ARSAT’s high-performance Ka-band satellite capacity (HTS). Initially, the service will be offered in the mountainous region from Jujuy to Chubut via the Telstar-19 Vantage satellite and, soon, nationwide through the SES-17 satellite. The capacity of these two Ka-band HTS satellites has been incorporated as an enhancement to the Argentine Satellite System and will be used by ARSAT on a temporary basis until the next ARSAT satellite, the ARSAT-SG1, is launched into geostationary orbit. The ARSAT-SG1 will be the first high-performance HTS Ka-band satellite in ARSAT’s fleet, with a total capacity of 70 Gbps.
J. Alberto Palacios, CEO of Globalsat Group, commented, “Celebrating this strategic agreement with ARSAT consolidates the strategic alliance between Globalsat Argentina, the local subsidiary of Globalsat Group, and ARSAT, a significant player in regional telecommunications based in the southern country. Leveraging our respective strengths, Globalsat and ARSAT will jointly offer comprehensive solutions to customers in remote areas, allowing them to access satellite connectivity at very competitive rates, with the added value of our extensive expertise in providing mission-critical communications to thousands of customers in sectors such as energy, government, defense, media, mining, banking, agriculture, NGOs, and tourism, among others.”
Palacios also added, “Although we are a multi-country organization and operate throughout the hemisphere from our base in the United States, our consortium’s origin is in Latin America, with our own offices in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador and a significant presence in neighboring countries such as Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile. For this reason, we are especially pleased to strengthen our ties with Argentina, enhancing our regional presence and contributing to the integration of economies and peoples with historical connections and brotherhood.”
Guillermo Rus, Vice President of ARSAT, commented, “The new Satellite IoT product, featuring hiSky and ST Engineering iDirect technology, allows ARSAT to add value to its Ku-band geostationary satellite fleet while enabling companies like Globalsat to develop tailored solutions for various market verticals. With Satellite IoT, ARSAT expands and diversifies its satellite product portfolio, providing the market with a low-cost and cutting-edge technology solution for asset management wherever they are located.”
At the time of the agreement’s signing, ARSAT President Facundo Leal stated, “We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Globalsat. Providing satellite connectivity at a competitive price is something ARSAT highly values. As a public company, ARSAT has the social mission of bridging the digital divide. This agreement with Globalsat is a firm step in that direction.”