Optus selects Hughes satellite platform for expansion

Hughes Network Systems announced that Optus Satellite has selected the Hughes JUPITER System as its satellite platform to offer services to its customers.
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Optus Satellite will purchase JUPITER System equipment to extend 3G and 4G services; lay the foundation for 5G; power enterprise services such as satellite news gathering; and deliver mobility services for maritime vessels in Australia and New Zealand.

“JUPITER System gives us the reach and scale that we need to bring advanced services to customers everywhere, cost-effectively and with optimal network performance,” said Nick Leake, head of satellite networks, Optus.

JUPITER System delivers 300 Mbps throughput per terminal with acceleration supporting 16,000 simultaneous TCP sessions. The platform saves up to 60 percent of satellite bandwidth with integrated 4G/LTE optimization.

Hughes Network Systems also announced that Algerie Telecom Satellite (ATS), a leading public satellite telecommunications provider in Algeria, has selected the Hughes JUPITER System to enable satellite broadband service to home users and small-to-medium enterprise (SME) customers.

Hughes Communications India announced the launch of maritime mobility services in India. HCIL was the first to receive a Flight and Maritime Connectivity (FMC) license in India, which permits the company to provide mobility services within 125 kilometers of the Indian coastline.