The History of Telespazio Brasil

The History of Telespazio Brasil

23 October 1997

Telespazio’s presence in Brazil begins. A subsidiary of Telespazio (part of the Telecom Italia Group at the time) was set up in Rio de Janeiro called DAMOS SudAmerica, to act as the exclusive dealer of ORBCOMM services for the Southern Cone (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile), in which the shareholders were Telespazio (82,4%), INEPAR (11,6%), Entel Chile (4%) and Amerton (2%)

 

1998

ORBCOMM’S Ground Segment becomes operational in Latin America (GES in Argentina, GES/GCC in Brazil, at Itaborai)

 

ANATEL authorises the ORBCOMM system to operate in Brazil.

 

2000

Damos SudAmerica is awarded the contract with ANATEL for the radio and TV broadcasting monitoring system in Brazil.

 

2001

DAMOS SudAmerica changes its name to become Telespazio Brasil

 

Telespazio Brasil has more than 8000 ORBCOMM terminals in operation:  This makes it the second biggest licensee in the world after ORBCOMM USA.

 

ANATEL grants Telespazio Brasil an SLE (Serviços Limitados Estreito) licence, and the company begins to provide satellite telecommunications services to the corporate and institutional market.

 

Telespazio Brasil sets up and runs the first IP Hub in Latin America in Rio De Janeiro.

 

2002

Telespazio’s first VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) contract in Brazil: more than 1000 terminals connected via satellite.

 

Telespazio becomes part of the Finmeccanica Group.

 

2003

Telespazio takes over control of 98,8% of the share equity in Telespazio Brasil

 

2010

Telespazio Brasil wins the SSPI innovation award as the first company in the world to use 34 Mbps carrier service, and is awarded a contract by TIM for mobile backhaul services.

 

2011

Telespazio Brasil is awarded its first contract (with Petrobras) in the geoinformation sector

 

2012

Telespazio Brasil is acknowledged by Anuario Telecom as one of the 10 telecommunications companies with the greatest growth in 2011

 

2013

Telespazio Brasil is awarded a contract with Thales Alenia Space for the ground segment of SGDC, (Satélite Geoestacionário de Defesa e Comunicações Estratégicas), the Brazilian satellite for dual-purpose telecommunications.

 

2015

Telespazio Brasil is nominated the company of the year by Anuario Telecom in the “Network Infrastructure” segment.

 

The COSMO SkyMed constellation of radar satellites is chosen by CENSIPAM to monitor deforestation of Amazonia over the rainy season.  

 

23 October 2017

Telespazio celebrates it first 20 years in Brazil.

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