IPSTAR selects Hughes to expand BSNL broadband in India

BSNL Kerala offersIPSTAR International, a subsidiary of satellite operator THAICOM, has selected the JUPITER System from Hughes Network Systems, to expand broadband in India.

IPSTAR will operate the JUPITER System over the THAICOM 4 high-throughput satellite (HTS) in India, enabling government-owned service provider BSNL to offer fixed and mobile services as part of the government’s Digital India initiative.

“IPSTAR has chosen the Hughes JUPITER System as Thaicom’s core networking platform of a broadband solution to BSNL,” said Amrit Pal Singh, general manager, IPSTAR India.

IPSTAR broadband connectivity provides telecom operators across Asia Pacific with the ability to expand their networks, launch new broadband services and reach underserved areas quickly and cost-effectively.

New JUPITER-powered services will be five times faster than any satellite Internet access currently available in India, offering speeds up to 100 Mbps. It will also be the first deployment of the highly bandwidth-efficient DVB-S2X standard in India.

“Our JUPITER technology is proving itself on four continents as the choice of leading operators to help close the digital divide which is the primary goal of Digital India,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager of International at Hughes.

JUPITER System, incorporating a second-generation System on a Chip (SoC-2) and new family of broadband VSATs, yields improved operating economics for satellite service providers, through highly efficient allocation of bandwidth available for sale to customers.