HX Means High-quality Broadband for Smaller Networks
Providing broadband services to rural areas with limited terrestrial infrastructure or to far-flung operations such as maritime, cruise lines, and oil and gas exploration sites can be costly and challenging. But it just got a whole lot easier with the Hughes HX System, a new broadband satellite platform introduced in June and designed as the affordable answer to delivering high-quality services in smaller networks.
“The HX System, which was designed specifically for smaller networks with a high QoS requirement, leverages the features and functionality of our popular HN System,” said Pradman Kaul, chairman and CEO of Hughes. “Particularly in rural areas where there is limited infrastructure, this system can bring broadband affordably to people who would otherwise have slow speeds or no connectivity.” In addition to state-of-the-art electronics and packaging, the key to the HX System’s affordability is its advanced bandwidth management features, which enable operators to efficiently allocate satellite bandwidth as a virtual pool. Rather than dedicating satellite bandwidth for specific usage, which can prove costly, the HX System provides an “IP cloud in the sky,” reallocating unused bandwidth among active users, while assuring bandwidth availability when and where it is needed.
In the past, landline or mobile operators may not have been able to justify building out networks to serve customers in remote areas, or as a minimum decided to outsource the satellite trunking of traffic. Now with the high-quality, low-cost HX System, operators can cost-effectively own and operate their own systems, however remote the area and wherever their customers may choose to live or work.