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June 18th, 2014

HISPASAT + BBVA Route Expedition—Comms Source For Sourcing The Amazon (SATCOM)

[SatNews] HISPASAT will provide satellite communications for the members of the BBVA Route expedition, which will be heading toward Peru this year, and which starts its 29th Edition on June 18th, “In search of the sources of the Amazon River.”

The operator provides the space capacity and the technical equipment necessary for the transmissions—a portable, bi-directional satellite terminal and a deployable antenna—so that the expedition's organizers and journalists have access to the Internet via satellite broadband, enabling information transmission as well as radio and video signals from Peru to Spain. In addition, a technical specialist from HISPASAT will accompany the expedition throughout its journey to ensure coverage of the signal and resolve any possible issues that might arise.

HISPASAT has been accompanying the BBVA Route for 11 years as a supplier of satellite broadband connection services, serving as a bridge of communication as well as a cultural and educational exchange between Spain and Latin America. The advanced features of the company's technology solution are an excellent example of the advantages of the satellite, as a technology partner that meets the needs of transmission in areas with geographical difficulties and lack of other communication infrastructures.

In addition, HISPASAT will offer the expedition members of the BBVA Route 2014 the opportunity to communicate directly from Peru with their relatives in Spain through a satellite live video conference on June 30th. This video conference will connect their families, gathered at HISPASAT’s satellite control center in the Madrid town of Arganda del Rey, with the expedition members, who will be located in the Peruvian Colca Valley.

The 29th Edition of the BBVA Route program travels to Peru this year to discover the sources of the Amazon River as well as to uncover the history and traditions of the Colca Valley. The expeditionary members will study the pre-Hispanic cultures of Paracas and Nazca, which made a significant contribution to the construction of the Andean civilization. The Ruta BBVA is a project of great value to HISPASAT due to its significance of cultural and educational exchange and its scope of coverage, the American continent.

More information is available at the HISPASAT infosite: http://www.hispasat.es/

The BBVA Route infosite: http://www.bbva.com/