Hughes Network launches fastest satellite broadband network

Hughes broadband satelliteHughes Network Systems has launched the world’s largest and fastest satellite broadband network – targeting consumer, business, enterprise, in-flight and cellular backhaul applications across North and South America.

The satellite broadband network utilizes the latest Jupiter System technology operating on Hughes EchoStar XIX satellite. It will also operate over EchoStar XVII and the Hughes hosted payload on the Eutelsat 65W satellite.

The satellite broadband network will provide additional coverage in South America following the launch of Hughes’ hosted payload on the Telstar 19V satellite next year.

The network, supported by 49 gateways and hundreds of spot beams, will deliver more than 400 Gbps of capacity.

“With EchoStar XIX coming online later in March, Hughes now can draw on more Ka-band satellite capacity than any other satellite operator, and through our Jupiter System technology, provide unmatched coverage, efficiency and performance to consumers, businesses and enterprises across the Americas,” said Pradman Kaul, president, Hughes.

Hughes Jupiter System is the only VSAT platform with SoC technology incorporating the latest DVB-S2X air interface standard, wideband 250 MHz carriers operating at more than 1 Gbps, and with throughputs of over 100 Mbps on every terminal.

Hughes aims to expand its satellite broadband subscriber base. HughesNet, the company’s consumer service in the U.S. and Brazil, already has over 1 million subscribers.

Hughes Network said its HTS service is the ideal solution for branch sites challenged with inadequate wireline broadband options especially due to lack of DSL coverage. It offers broadband service plans up to 50 Mbps/5 Mbps.

Hughes Network also announced its Jupiter Aero System for Inflight Connectivity (IFC). The new aero solution offers the fastest in-flight Internet connectivity, capable of supporting 400 Mbps speeds and operates on both Ka and Ku-band frequencies.

Hughes Network also announced HughesNet Gen5, the first and only U.S. satellite Internet service to offer Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defined broadband speeds – 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps uploads.