Telefónica Global Solutions and Curvalux Inc. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration to distribute CurvaNet, the world’s most affordable universal satellite broadband service, in Europe and the Americas.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Telefonica Global Solutions in the viability analysis to provide the incredibly affordable CurvaNet satellite broadband services to the remote areas of the Americas and Europe.  We designed the CurvaNet service with the 3 billion unconnected users in mind by starting with a very innovative design for the Customer Premise Equipment (“CPE”) which is extremely affordable and is so power efficient that it can be completely operated using a small solar panel.  The unique design of our power efficient low-cost CPE, together with our intelligent Low Earth Orbit (“LEO”) satellite constellation would allow TGS to reach users where commercial electricity is unavailable or cost prohibitive.   Connecting hard-to-reach locations has always been challenging due to the lack of backhaul, electrical power, and sufficient user density to justify the investment for telecom operators to extend their networks to remote areas.  CurvaNet solves these complex challenges to finally provide an affordable and accessible broadband service to connect the 3 billion people who do not have access to the internet.”, said Richard Pak, CEO of Curvalux Inc.”

“We trust that CurvaNet satellite broadband services can be a good solution for some applications and use cases and we bet on the development of the market and this type of solutions that are aimed at reducing the digital divide.” said Gustavo Arditti, Satellite Business Unit Director of TGS.”