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  • ARSAT and Rural 3G Backhaul

    Sep 17th, 2012 by Jose Del Rosario   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Argentina just announced that it cancelled an auction for the 25% of the country’s 3G spectrum still controlled by the government, and will go instead into business itself through ARSAT, the state-owned satellite company. The government cites competition as the reason for the move as well as its goal of helping rural populations access the web.

    Using ARSAT as the satellite backhaul platform particularly in parts of Argentina where consumers and small businesses have little or no choice…