ALBA member countries telecommunications network

THE ALBA Grannacional Telecomunications Enterprise (ALBATEL) has announced a series of projects currently being developed to promote greater integration and complementarity among the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America. The presentation took place at the 2nd Information and Communication Technology Buiness Forum (TIC), part of the 14th Informatics Convention and International Fair 2011.

The projects announced by Jesús Mago, president of ALBATEL, include the installation of an Earth Satellite Station in Bolivia, which will facilitate services from the Ku-Sur band of the Simón Bolívar satellite to Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina.


This project will make it possible for Bolivia to switch private satellites to the Simón Bolívar, which was launched in 2009 and covers three bands (C, Ku y Ka).


The objective of the Simón Bolívar satellite, owned by Venezuela, and whose space component was developed by China with the active participation of the South American nation, is to support social programs implemented by ALBA countries, as well as to extend satellite services among and for the government agencies of those nations.


The ALBATEL president stated that the enterprise is responsible for controlling and prioritizing international and, fundamentally, Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America countries’ use of the satellite.


Another project in development announced at Informatics 2011 is an ALBA countries network aimed fostering intergovernmental communications among member countries of that bloc.


Also participating in the presentation were Daniel Peña, business and government affairs manager, and Daniel Cejas, engineering and training manager. (Lilliam Riera)



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