Boeing recently sent Mexico one of the most advanced satellite communications systems in the world, allowing previously unreached regions in the nation to access high-speed data as well as voice communications.
The new Mexsat system first passed several final tests. The Ministry of Communications and Transportation formally accepted the new system after it arrived and tested well. The final field tests finished just 10 months after the Morelos-3 satellite was launched. These tests included push-to-talk, voice calls, asset tracking, internet video sessions, text messaging, and voice mail.
Mexsat will give mobile terminals, whether on land, air, or sea, 3G+ voice as well as data services. This will serve to improve Mexico’s civil programs, national security, and humanitarian programs.
Boeing itself successfully created, delivered and integrated the new system, which features two network stations, two satellites, two satellite control stations, prototype user terminals, and associated network operations procedures.
“Boeing, working closely with the Ministry, has developed a state-of the-art, turnkey satellite system providing critical communications services throughout the country,” Mark Spiwak, the president of Boeing Satellite Systems International, said. “With more than 30 years' experience building satellites for Mexico, Mexsat enhances an already strong relationship with an important customer.”
Boeing has for many years maintained a large plane manufacturing and assembly presence in North Charleston.