Andesat and Astranis’ Agreement to Expand Broadband Access in Peru

Porto Legal advised Andesat Perú S.A.C. on the negotiation.
Milbank advised Astranis Space Technologies Corp.

Astranis signed an agreement to provide broadband capacity with Astranis MicroGEO communications satellites to Grupo Andesat (Andesat), a cellular services backhaul provider that connects cell towers in Peru to the internet backbone, in a new partnership that will bring broadband internet access to thousands of rural communities across Peru for the first time.

In a deal worth more than $90 million, an initial Astranis satellite will launch into service in 2023 to become the first satellite in history dedicated solely to serving the people of Peru.

The contract also features an option for a second satellite to create additional capacity in the future. These advanced MicroGEO satellites are 1/20 the size of traditional legacy satellites, and roughly 1/10 the cost, which will allow Andesat to upgrade cellular services from 2G to 4G, expand broadband internet access in remote areas of Peru, and increase its coverage footprint while dramatically lowering operator costs per cell site.

Andesat is a trusted global player in telecom solutions and has broad reach across Latin America with teleports in multiple countries (Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru) and prospective global capabilities. 

Porto Legal advised Andesat Perú S.A.C. with a team including José Miguel Porto Urrutia and Lucía Bellido.

Milbank advised Astranis Space Technologies Corp. with Dara A. Panahy and Bijan Ganji.

Involved fees earner: Bijan Ganji – Milbank LLP; Dara Panahy – Milbank LLP; Lucía Bellido – Porto Legal; José Miguel Porto – Porto Legal;

Law Firms: Milbank LLP; Porto Legal;

Clients: Andesat Perú S.A.C.; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti