Telecom Lead America: Telconet, a telecommunications
service provider in Ecuador, has selected Hughes Network Systems, a broadband
satellite solutions provider, to provide an HX System and broadband satellite
terminals for the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Society
(Mintel) rural connectivity project in Ecuador.
“We conducted a thorough evaluation of competing
satellite broadband system providers and were convinced that Hughes not only
had the best technology for this program, but also the depth of experience and
the ability to deliver in a timely fashion. We are excited about this network
connecting rural and underserved areas in Ecuador, bringing to these isolated
communities, Internet access, data, voice, and video applications for the first
time,” said Tomislav Topic, president of Telconet.
Telconet purchased an HX System hub and HX50 and HX200
terminals, and installation of the network has been completed.
“We are proud to have been chosen by Telconet to
provide the satellite solution for this very important program. Hughes has a
great deal of experience in these types of government-sponsored initiatives,
using satellite technology to connect rural and underserved areas, bringing the
many benefits of broadband Internet access to help close the digital
divide,” said Nick Marzella, vice president and general manager of the
CALA Region at Hughes.