[Via Satellite 11-07-2014] ANATEL, the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency, has approved SES’ NSS 806 satellite for use at the 48 degree west orbital position recently awarded at auction to SES. The satellite will provide capacity for Brazil and Latin America.
NSS 806 provides C- and Ku-band capacity and has 28 transponders available for use in Brazil. Together with SES 6, located at 40.5 degrees west, and SES 10, which is under construction and will in the future occupy the 67 degrees west position, NSS 806 will enable television broadcasters to launch new HD and Ultra-HD channels, for example, or allow telecom operators to improve mobile phone signals in remote areas. To expand the reception of signals, SES has initiated an antenna program for Brazilian cable operators, providing free antennas and know-how to those who are interested.
“Although we have up to four years to start providing capacity from that position, we are now ready to begin supplying our customers and partners with capacity, thereby expanding opportunities in the region,” said Jurandir Pitsch, director of SES DTH do Brasil.
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