GLOBECOMM will be providing several services and solutions for Hispasat that include support high-throughput services via the Ka-band payload on Amazonas 5, and end-to-end design, manufacturing, installation, and integration.
GLOBECOMM's contract with Spanish satellite operator Hispasat specify to design and deploy a 7.3m Ka-band gateway satellite Earth station in Ixtlahuaca de Rayón in Mexico to support high-throughput services via the Ka-band payload on Amazonas 5, which was launched in September 2017.
GLOBECOMM is providing design services using proprietary software for RF modeling which, complementing the engineering analysis, will reduce deployment risk. In addition to design and the management of manufacturing, GLOBECOMM provides installation, integration, and testing prior to the start of service in collaboration with its in-country partner, AMFAR.
Gerard Johnston, vice president for Americas at GLOBECOMM said that GLOBECOMM has more than 20 years of expertise in designing and developing Ka-band systems. That legacy is what attracts repeat customers like Hispasat, and they are thrilled to be collaborating again. He added that they have demonstrated a commitment to innovation and efficient operation for the company. Their end-to-end approach to managing the technical, manufacturing, integration, and logistics requirements provides the value important to customer's demands.
The gateway can be monitored and controlled remotely from anywhere in the Hispasat global network. The gateway can be monitored and controlled remotely from anywhere in the Hispasat global network.
Pedro L. Molinero, operations manager for the Hispasat Group stated that they are very pleased to be working with GLOBECOMM once again. Not only has the company been successful at keeping to a very tight schedule for the design and build of the new Ka-band gateway, it is providing them with the highest standard in managed broadband services — which is key for the Hispasat business.