Eutelsat wins contract from Telespazio for rural backhauling

Eutelsat Communications announced its contract with Telespazio for providing satellite capacity for rural backhauling for Peru’s telecommunications programme, Pronatel.
Eutelsat businessTelespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo and Thales, will use Ku-band capacity operated on several transponders on the EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite to bring telecommunications access to more than 1,300 public sites, predominantly schools and health care facilities located across the Peruvian Amazon.

Eutelsat Americas CEO Juan Pablo Cofino said: “Telespazio will be able to leverage the EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite to deliver connectivity to communities and infrastructures in low-access areas of the Amazon region.”

Nicolas de Gracia, General Manager of Telespazio Peru, said: “Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite is located at a prime orbital position for coverage of South America, thus enabling us to access all the sites to be served under the initiative of Pronatel.”