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SDT Ingenieria to connect schools in Colombia with Internet access from Hughes

SDT Ingenieria to connect schools in Colombia with Internet access from Hughes

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Hughes Network Systems, an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for over 50 years, has announced that Hughes satellite Internet service and equipment will be deployed by SDT Ingenieria to connect 670 schools in Colombia.

A leading Colombian Information and Communication Technology company, SDT Ingenieria was awarded the project to help bridge the digital divide in the Antioquia Department in the mountainous, rural Medellín region where terrestrial connectivity is lacking.

David Aristizábal, Supervisor, Antioquia Department, said: “The solution from SDT Ingenieria using Hughes Satellite Internet access meets all our criteria for connecting our schools to the internet.”

Diego Hernández, President, SDT Ingenieria, said: “We are proud to be a value-added reseller of Internet access from Hughes. They are the natural choice for a partner to help connect the unconnected,” said Diego Hernández, President of SDT Ingenieria.

The project utilizes Ka-band capacity on the Hughes JUPITER 2 and 63 West satellites and Hughes JUPITER System terminals at each site to power high-speed Internet service.

Hughes has a large and growing footprint in Latin America, where it offers HughesNet Satellite Internet, Community Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular backhaul and managed network services for enterprises in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

Approximately 50,000 schools around the world rely on Hughes JUPITER System equipment for reliable and cost-efficient Internet connectivity.

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