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“Record” satellite launch for Latin America

Constructed within a “record” eighteen months, Spanish company Hispasat Amazonas are set to launch their 4A satellite by the end of the year, specifically to meet the booming demand in Latin America, which accounts for 55% of its business and is experiencing especial growth on account of the approaching Brazilian World Cup and Olympics.

In an interview with Efe, CEO of Hispasat, Carlos Espinós said there has been “a real great race” to get the Amazon 4A into orbit, describing these global sporting events as “triggers”.

Amazonas 4A, he added, which aims to cover the video DTH needed in the region, will probably be launched in December, while Amazonas 4B, which will offer broadband solutions, is already being designed.

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