117° WEST

The 117° West location is the premium TV neighbourhood for Latin America, offering pan-regional distribution of major networks and content providers.

More than 400 TV channels, 30 in HD, are currently broadcast to around 10 million TV homes, and a strong cable head-end penetration includes over 1900 cable head-ends in Latin America and the Caribbean.

117° West is also a growing free-to-air TV neighbourhood with more than 100 TV channels broadcasting in the clear, including channels from key regional public and private broadcasters.

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EUTELSAT 117 West A

LAUNCHED: 26/03/2013

CONSTRUCTOR: Space Systems / Loral

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 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

  • Video
  • Broadband
  • Data
  • Government

REGIONS

  • Americas
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EUTELSAT 117 West B

LAUNCHED: 15/06/2016

CONSTRUCTOR: Boeing Defense & Space

LAUNCHER: SpaceX

The EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite offers four regional Ku-band beams with exceptional coverage of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, the Andean region and the Southern Cone.

Located at 117° West, the satellite strengthens DTH and DTT video capacities at the new multi-satellite neighbourhood which is already used by Millicom’s Tigo Star, Stargroup and Televisa.

EUTELSAT 117 West B also offers key services to telecom operators and government service providers in Latin America, and features a new-generation WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) payload operated by Raytheon as prime contractor for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

EUTELSAT 117 West B is commercialised by Eutelsat Americas and is the second new-generation electric satellite in Eutelsat’s fleet.

SERVICES

  • Video
  • Broadband
  • Data
  • Government

REGIONS

  • Americas
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