HISPASAT Begins Telecommunications Services from 74 Degrees West

Madrid, Spain, January 2, 2018--HISPASAT's Amazona 4 satellite has completed its transfer from its original position at 61o West to its new orbital position at 74o West. This means that the satellite, launched on 22 April 2014, will be the first in the fleet to provide commercial telecommunication services from this position, after HISPASAT's Brazilian subsidiary, HISPAMAR Satélites, obtained the exploitation rights in Ku band in 2015.

In accordance with the company's satellite naming system, the Amazonas 4 will now be named Hispasat 74W-1 (H74W-1). The transfer process of the satellite from 61o West started on 29 November and ended yesterday. Once the relevant controls have been carried out to verify the correct operation of Hispasat 74W-1, the satellite will start its commercial operations at its new location. HISPASAT, which has already made 61o West a reference position in the satellite audiovisual market in Latin America, is now broadening the flexibility of its offer in the region through 74 o West and will offer new services for Brazil, as well as the rest of the South American countries, from here.

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