The importance of satellite internet (I)

As in other areas, we are experiencing a significant change in communication. The traffic of landline or mobile phone calls has decreased, as most of the communication moves to digital data.

Therefore, we will focus on the sectors, which are those that create its future.

For mobile phones, 5G technology is used, which is 100 times faster than 4G.

This has already been adopted in the Central American region in Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Apart from progressing with this higher service, it is necessary for the administrators to continue to request the expansion of the existing network, because the service is not uniform and not common in many parts of the country.

The delay in the use of technology is a loss in competition that must be reversed.

Satellite internet has a global market, which is estimated to grow from USD 3Bn to USD 21Bn between 2020 and 2030, with an annual growth rate of 20%.

This is especially important in countries such as Honduras, which have not yet developed a successful underground network and which have geographical and investment problems to complete. To date we are not a leader in this technology. For example, Starlink is already in operation from the beginning of 2023 in Guatemala and El Salvador (Honduras at the beginning of 2024). This has a price in Guatemala of 400 USD for one installation and a monthly payment of 60 USD. These costs should be reduced over time, making this service attractive to areas outside the major centers.

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