Velconet picks EUTELSAT 115 West B to provide broadband across Southern Cone

Velconet SA, an Argentinian telecommunications company specializing in communications solutions for rural areas, has signed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Americas, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL), to provide broadband services across Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and Chile via the EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite, the company said.

Velconet will use EUTELSAT 115 West B´s robust Ku-band coverage and exceptional power levels across the Southern Cone to provide broadband connectivity in areas located beyond the reach of terrestrial networks. The service will target corporate customers mainly in the agricultural industry, which represents one of the largest economic sectors in Argentina with over 250,000 farms, in addition to Tourism, Construction, Banking, and Small Businesses.

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world´s leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites.