Spain-based satellite operator Hispasat has secured an additional SkyEdge II system from Gilat Satellite Networks in a recent deal. Hispasat will use its newest VSAT system for the third phase of its expansion plans for its Spanish broadband satellite network.
Hispasat started expanding its broadband satellite network in 2011 in concert with the “Avanza 100%” national broadband access program of the Spanish government. Avanza 100% seeks to ensure that underserved areas across Spain receive satellite broadband connectivity.
The SkyEdge II VSAT system will max out the space segment efficiency of Hispasat's satellite network by enabling 32APSK Adaptive Coding and Modulation transmissions. This enables speeds of up to 100 Mbps on every one of the network's 36 MHz transponders in conjunction with the Hispasat-1E broadband satellite.