Hughes Network Systems announced HughesNet Wi-Fi Hotspots in Brazil and Mexico in a partnership with Facebook.
HughesNet Wi-Fi Hotspots — supported by the Facebook Express Wi-Fi platform — empower local merchants of villages and towns to offer affordable Internet access to their customers on a prepaid basis.
Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi platform helps service providers and mobile network operators build, operate, grow and monetize their Wi-Fi business in a sustainable way.
Hughes customers have deployed over 32,000 of its satellite-enabled Community Wi-Fi Hotspots in Russia, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia, bringing the benefits of Internet access to more than 25 million people.
The broadband project uses a solution that combines a Hughes satellite VSAT and Wi-Fi equipment with Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi platform.
Hughes Network Systems announced the launch of HughesNet, its satellite Internet service for consumers and businesses, in Chile.
HughesNet, operating over the Hughes 63 West High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload, reaches more than 98 percent of homes in Chile.
Service plans offered in Chile come with built-in Wi-Fi and include speeds of up to 50 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload.
HughesNet is powered by Hughes JUPITER System, which employs DVB-S2X standard for highly efficient use of satellite bandwidth.