Hughes ships Ka-Band broadband satellite solution to YAHSAT


Hughes Network Systems announced that it made its first
shipment of advanced Ka-band gateway equipment and satellite terminals to Al
Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), based in Abu Dhabi, United
Arab Emirates.


The shipment of four system gateways, Network Control
Center (NCC), and initial order of Ka-band terminals will be used by Yahsat to
provide its “YahClick” next-generation, high-speed satellite Internet


Expected to launch in 2012, the new service has been
specifically developed to bring high-performance broadband access to unserved
and underserved regions of the Middle East, Africa, and Southwest Asia, and is
on target to reach 26 countries.



“This initial shipment of equipment is significant
as it follows the successful conclusion of the Critical Design Review. With
this on-schedule shipment, Yahsat is on track to have the YahClick ground
system in place and ready for our Y1B satellite launch. It is a major milestone
to realize our vision of bringing cost-effective, high-speed Internet service
to millions of underserved and unserved people and organizations in countries
across the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South West
Asia,” said Jassem Al Zaabi, CEO, Yahsat.



In addition to providing gateways and terminals, Hughes
is also under contract to deliver a complete OSS/BSS solution (Operational
Support System and Business Support System), as well as to operate and maintain
the network for a three-year period.



“Hughes takes great pride in meeting its customer
commitments in this case, successfully completing the Critical Design Review
and Factory Acceptance Tests, as well as demonstrating a number of key
features, functionalities, and performance specifications of our proven Ka-band
technology, thereby setting the stage to power Yahsat’s service starting next
year,” said Bahram Pourmand, executive vice president, International Division
at Hughes.



Installation of the four gateways and Network Control
Center (NCC) in Europe and the UAE is expected to be completed in November
2011, enabling the commissioning and testing of the YahClick service once the
satellite is launched.




recently announced that it has
been awarded a contract
with Iseyco Ecuador, a major systems integrator and reseller in Ecuador, to
supply its HN System, including a 9-meter earth station and 1500 remote



The Hughes technology will power delivery of high-speed
Internet access and voice services across Ecuador under Iseyco’s multi-million
dollar contract received from the Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones
(CNT), Ecuador’s state-run telecommunications operator.



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