(Shown Left to Right) Jose Fernandez and Carlos Fernandez of Teka Services, with Andres Palacio, Expanding high-speed satellite Internet access in the Americas D emand for high-speed, affordable Internet access is pervasive—across all economies and countries. It’s not a stretch to say that after food, water, and shelter, people need their Internet. Now, tens of thousands across Colombia are finally getting their wish with the launch of HughesNet ® there in September 2017. This represents the second international deployment of the world’s leading satellite Internet service beyond North America, following the successful launch of HughesNet in Brazil last year. HughesNet Launches in Colombia Continued on page 10 Maria de los Angeles, David Molano, and Andres Chacon.
2 Executive Corner Pradman Kaul, President of Hughes, talks about the company’s global objective to close the digital divide.
5 Deployable Emergency Response Systems Highly resilient satellite connectivity solutions announced in wake of intense hurricanes.
6 The Internet as a Utility Connectivity is a basic need for governments and businesses.
3 Closing the Digital Divide in Africa Satellite is the key to expanding mobile services.
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