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Hughes 65 West



  • Launch: July 2016

  • Position: 65° West longitude

  • Coverage: Brazil (85% of the population)

  • Service sectors: Consumer, small business, enterprise, government and service providers

  • Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral (SSL)

Aboard the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite, the Hughes 65 West payload includes 18 Ka-band spot beams across Brazil, reaching 85% of the population. As part of a 15-year service agreement with Eutelsat Communications, Hughes 65 West enabled the launch of HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service in Brazil, representing the first international deployment of the award-winning consumer service beyond North America. Hughes 65 West brought affordable broadband Internet access to consumers and businesses throughout Brazil that were previously unserved or underserved by terrestrial broadband.


Eutelsat concludes deal with EchoStar’s Hughes for High-Throughput Capacity on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite for broadband in Brazil