February 21, 2020 - SatCesc

Hispasat agrees with Claro to bring 3G and 4G connectivity to rural communities in Argentina

Claro Argentina will be able to extend its offering to its subscribers

The Spanish satellite telecommunications operator, has sealed an agreement with Claro Argentina, the leading mobile network operator in the Argentine market, to provide internet access to 250 rural communities throughout the country through a cellular backhaul service by satellite.

This way, Hispasat will provide its capacity to extend connectivity in Argentina, especially in the areas of the country where there are more difficulties in deploying terrestrial telecommunications networks.

This service will allow Claro Argentina to expand its networks efficiently to offer to its subscribers mobile broadband satellite with the highest quality of experience and network performance. Hispasat‘s  satellite capacity will enable Claro to connect its towers in these areas, increasing the transmission and thus obtaining access to better data availability in places of difficult access.

The roll out of this 3G and 4G satellite backhaul network has already started and 100 communities will be able to enjoy the service soon. In the next stages the network is expected to be completely available and reach approximately 250 rural communities in Argentina.

The service will cover the regions of Patagonia, Cuyo, Centro and Noroeste, connecting the sites with 2G+3G+4G mobile radio bases through the Ku band capacity of the Hispasat 30W-5 and Hispasat 30W-6 (H30W-5 and H30W-6) satellites, the ideal way to provide these types of solutions due to their robust nature and broadband access.

Spanish version: Hispasat llevará el 3G y 4G a zonas rurales de Argentina