Hughes Network signs deal with three African telecoms

Hughes Network Systems announced its deals with three African telecom companies for supplying Hughes JUPITER System for their satellite-powered broadband services.
Hughes broadband satelliteBotswana Telecommunications, Satcom Networks Africa and a leading East African telecom company selected the JUPITER System.

“JUPITER System enables service providers to improve their offerings and deliver a wide range of  applications supporting economic and social development across Africa — helping close the digital divide,” Dharmendra Singh, regional director, International at Hughes, said in a statement.

Botswana Telecommunications is using JUPITER System to expand its business broadband service in Botswana. The first phase of deployment includes hundreds of remote terminals connecting businesses and homes.

SatCoNet, a VSAT operator in Tanzania, selected JUPITER System to improve their service offering for the market with improved performance, better throughput and a better experience for their customers.

One of the largest telecommunications companies in East Africa will implement the JUPITER System for video and broadband service in schools. The technology refresh begins with 1,000 sites, improving high-speed satellite performance and evolving their solution to meet growing demand.

The JUPITER System currently serves more than 1.3 million subscribers in the Americas and has been deployed by leading operators on both conventional and High-Throughput Satellites (HTSs).

The system, which has built-in DVB-S2X technology, delivers more than 200 Mbps of TCP throughput per terminal. For cellular backhaul applications, it includes 4G/LTE optimization capability that can yield 30 to 60 percent bandwidth savings versus that of conventional backhaul solutions.