On January 12th, 2005,
publicly launched at the DaVinci Hotel in Manaus
beginning with an excellent powerpoint presentation
by Michael Galvez, Marco Aurélio de Lima,
and Rafael Guimarães, our Hughes Represen-tative.
We then moved with over 200 guests to the hotel's
private dining room where we had on display a Hughes
DirecWay VSAT system providing a live internet
connection for 25 computers networked together.
is the first High Speed Internet provider that targets
Amazônia. The internet connection provided
by ABL is by means of satellite and is available
now in all of Brazil, and eventually all of South
America. Headquartered in Manaus, ABL is fully committed
to bringing broadband to places in Amazônia
that have no other means to connect.
ABL offers two inaugural products in conjunction
with its strategic partners. Our flagship product,
of course, is broadband internet with speeds up
to 1 Mbps for networks of up to 100 computers. This
internet service, which also provides the capability
of Virtual Private Networks is provided by
Hughes Network Services.
second inaugural product is Voice over IP (VoIP)
telephony, provided in conjunction with IP
Phone Brasil, which allows Brazilians to make
long distance calls to Brazil, the USA, Canada,
Europe, and Asia for as little as 5¢ per minute
to ordinary landline phones, and 1¢ per minute
to other VoIP telephones.
also offers consulting services for Information
Technology and Telecommunications, and our plan
is for ABL to evolve into a full service IT and
Telecommunications company as well as expand our
product lines to include portable satellite communications