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Hughes confirms launch of Peruvian satellite broadband service

Wednesday 31 October 2018 | 14:43 CET | News
Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), an EchoStar company, has announced the official launch of its HughesNet satellite-based broadband service in Peru, confirming earlier reports. In a statement the company said the service will operate over the Hughes 63 West High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload, reaching 97 percent of Peru's population, including rural and remote areas where penetration currently hovers at around 10 percent, according to figures from regulator Osiptel. Consumers and businesses will be able to sign up to service plans with download speeds up to 50Mbps, said Hughes.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: EchoStar / Hughes Network Systems / Telesat
Countries: Peru
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