Hughes bags Texas satellite broadband internet services deal

Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite
solutions and managed network and application services, announced that it has
been awarded a contract by the State of Texas Department of Information
Resources (DIR) to provide primary business Internet and access continuity

The multiple award contract comes under the Texas Agency
Network Next Generation (Tex-AN NG) Communications Technology Services program,
and is for a period of five years.

“This contract changes the telecommunications landscape for Texas state and local government agencies,” said Tony Bardo,
assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes.


“Many remotely located government offices simply
lack access to broadband technology for business Internet service and are
unable to run the high-bandwidth applications and technologies that are
critical to effective government operations. Adding satellite broadband to the
suite of available technology offerings enables these offices to harness the
broadband capacity and speed they need to serve the people of Texas,”
Bardo added.


Tex-AN NG supports the communications needs of more than 600 entities, including Texas
agencies and other publicly funded entities, such as cities, counties, councils
of government, independent school districts, institutions of higher education,
and assistance organizations.


Under the contract, Hughes is offering services with dedicated bandwidth using its advanced HX satellite
platform, which can be configured to provide a high Quality of Service (QoS)
tailored for each remote terminal, resulting in a solution meeting the
customer’s specific requirements.


With 10 Gbps of Ka-band capacity, 100 times more than
conventional Ku-band satellites, and employing multi-spot beam technology,
SPACEWAY 3 delivers high performance and flexible networking cost-effectively
for the largest multi-site agency network and single site customers alike.


Additionally, Tex-AN NG Hughes users will have access to
a Customer Gateway providing real-time, online status reporting about any
satellite, terrestrial, and wireless network implementations.

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