Global-IP Cayman taps Hughes to bring mobile connectivity in Africa

Hughes broadband satelliteGlobal-IP Cayman has selected Hughes Network Systems’ JUPITER System as technology platform to bring mobile connectivity throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Global-IP Cayman will use the JUPITER System to provision 100 percent of the capacity on Global-IP’s GiSat-1 150 Gbps high-throughput satellite (HTS).

Hughes will supply 11 gateway stations in Europe using a centralized architecture for routing traffic in and out of the Internet, as well as its HT2500 and HT2600 terminals, including Wi-Fi access. The JUPITER System, a VSAT platform, supports the DVB-S2X standard, offering strong operating economics for Global-IP.

“JUPITER System from Hughes provides us with a bandwidth-efficient technology that is field proven in Ka-band and adaptable to our unique architecture to support Global-IP’s mission of bringing connectivity to over 800 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Emil Youssefzadeh, founder and chief technology officer of Global-IP.

In addition to supporting Internet access, HT2500 and HT2600 terminals are designed with LTE acceleration technology to meet the demanding requirements of mobile network operators, and making it economical for data delivery anywhere.

“The fact that our JUPITER System will provision 100 percent of GiSat-1’s satellite capacity from day one is a testament to their confidence in Hughes and further builds on our leadership in powering HTS deployments,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager of Hughes International Division.