117° WEST

With 400 TV channels, broadcasting to some 10 million TV homes, and a growing HD channel base, 117° West is Latin America's premium TV neighborhood.

Offering pan-regional distribution of major networks and content providers, it also benefits from a strong cable head-end penetration including over 1900 cable head-ends in Latin America and the Caribbean.

100 TV channels broadcasting in the clear, with key regional public and private broadcasters, make 117° West a growing free-to-air TV neighborhood.

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EUTELSAT 117 West A

 

LAUNCH: 03/26/2013

CONSTRUCTOR: Space Systems / Loral

EUTELSAT 117 West A is the best solution for the growing satellite communication needs in the Americas.

Located at 116.8° West, EUTELSAT 117 West A provides hemi coverage in both C and Ku-band, as well as high-power regional coverage in Ku-band over North and South America.

The EUTELSAT 117 West A satellite currently distributes over 200 TV channels.

The satellite caters to over 5,000 DTH antennas receiving channels in Ku-band as well as 14,000 antennas installed in C-band for government connectivity projects.

In addition, EUTELSAT 117 West A provides exceptional levels of throughput in North-America and the Andean region, yielding more MBps per MHz, and offers excellent performance for social connectivity projects, cellular backhaul and VSAT networks, among others.

SERVICES

  • Broadband
  • Data
  • Governmental services
  • Mobility (air and marítime)
  • Occasional use
  • Video

REGIONS

  • North America
  • South America
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EUTELSAT 117 West B

LAUNCHED: 06/15/2016

CONSTRUCTOR: Boeing Defense & Space

LAUNCHER: SpaceX

EUTELSAT 117 WEST B is the second new-generation electric satellite in the Eutelsat Americas fleet.

This newly-created multi-satellite neighborhood strengthens the video capacities at 116.8° West and offers key services to Latin America clients in the field of telecommunications and government services.

EUTELSAT 117 WEST B also provides video services including DTH and DTT. This satellite features five regional beams in Ku-band with exceptional coverage of each territory.

The satellite was launched in June 2016 and is now in service, co-located with EUTELSAT 117 WEST A.

SERVICES

  • Data
  • DTH/DTT
  • Governmental services
  • Video distribution

REGIONS

  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Andean Region
  • Southern Cone
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