HISPASAT offers satellite connectivity at the Montaña Palentina V Ultra Trail
HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite telecommunications operator of the Red Eléctrica Group, will offer satellite connectivity to the organisation and runners in the Montaña Palentina V Ultra Trail, which will bring together more than 700 athletes this weekend in the town of Camporredondo de Alba. This gruelling competition consists of four different events to be held on Saturday – Ultra, Marathon, Trail and Young Trail – and the Spanish Vertical Race Championship, which will take place on Sunday.
HISPASAT will provide Internet access via satellite at the starting lines of each of the competitions for organisers, participants and spectators, in addition to allowing the start of the races to be broadcast by streaming. Furthermore, for the Spanish Vertical Race Championship, the operator will provide connectivity by means of a rapid deployment portable satellite terminal that will be installed at the finish line located at Pico de Las Lomas, a hard-to-reach area at an altitude of over 2,400 metres.
By means of this terminal, connectivity will be provided to event organisers so that they can register the runners. The terminal will also allow streaming the athletes’ arrival at the finish line. Because of their universal coverage and rapid deployment, satellite communications are the best option for remote locations and events in areas with an orography as complex as the Montaña Palentina V Ultra Trail.
With close to 25,000 inhabitants scattered across almost 1,800 km2, the Montaña Palentina district spans the entire northern part of the province. In areas such as this with a low population density, communications are typically nil or of low quality, so satellites can be a very important tool in driving the digitisation of their population and production activities.