The Intelsat Broadband Service has rapidly expanded into a third
region worldwide, making Mexico the latest beneficiary of the satellite
delivered, high-speed, high-quality Internet offering. Globalsat,
a Mexican service provider, is the first in the country to offer
the Intelsat broadband service.
Globalsat is offering the service to businesses via Intelsat's
706 satellite at 307șE. In addition, Globalsat is using the Gilat
360E platform, a proven technology that supports broadband applications
worldwide. With the Intelsat Broadband Service, Globalsat will be
able to provide Internet backbone connectivity to the entire country
and provide access to businesses located throughout Mexico that
have not yet had the opportunity to connect into a reliable network
to access the Internet.
Executive VP Globalsat Angel Garcia said, "Intelsat was easy to
work with, required only a minimal capital investment from us and
implemented the service over satellite very quickly, as opposed
to the months it takes terrestrial providers to build out similar
networks. Globalsat's Internet service via satellite will allow
thousands of Mexican companies to increase their competitiveness
in the global market, while allowing us to carefully manage our
investment by ensuring we provide high-quality and reliable services
to our customers over the long term."
An official release informs that the Intelsat Broadband Service
provides direct "always on" Internet access via satellite that is
up to 10 times faster than dial-up, and supports e-mail, web browsing,
e-commerce, e-learning and other applications. It is offered to
service providers on a wholesale basis, and is then distributed
through in-country and regional service providers to end-users,
including small-office-home-office users (SOHOs), small- and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs), corporations, institutions and organisations.
In addition to Mexico, the service is now available in the Andean
region and Europe.
President, Intelsat global sales and marketing John Stanton said,
"The growing success of the Intelsat Broadband Service is due to
its reliability and strong value proposition for commercial clients,
coupled with the fact that in specific markets, like Mexico, satellites
are often the most efficient means to reach potential customers.
Service Providers who offer this service will be impressed at the
speed with which they are able to roll-out the service to their
customers and by the high-quality customer service they receive
from us. Intelsat has been providing Mexico with communications
solutions since 1966, and we look forward to continuing to provide
them with creative ways to fulfill their communications needs."