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JUPITER System enhanced capabilities include doubled throughput, fast HTTPS browsing, and expanded mobility support

Internet speed testing recently conducted on the newly enhanced Hughes JUPITER System demonstrated download speeds as high as 217 Mbps, which until now have not been available to satellite network operators anywhere. Now, with these most recent enhancements - doubled throughput, fast HTTPs browsing, and expanded mobility - operators will have the access and throughput capabilities they need to open new markets and realize competitive advantages for their customers. 

“These enhancements of our flagship JUPITER System further raise the bar in setting the industry standard for satellite broadband networks,” said Dave Rehbehn, Vice President of Hughes International sales and marketing. “They validate our ongoing commitment to an ever-growing family of valued operator customers, ensuring that their investment in Hughes technology will gain them a competitive advantage in their markets today and for years to come.”

The JUPITER System is the world’s leading platform for broadband satellite services across all segments—from high-speed Internet access for consumers and small business, to enterprise private networks, cellular backhaul, communications on the move, and Voice over IP (VoIP)—addressing an entire spectrum of community, enterprise, backhaul, aero, and maritime needs.

In addition to doubling the throughput of the Hughes family of HT2xxx broadband satellite terminals to over 200 Mbps TCP throughput, enhancements include expanded support for maritime applications, and a rapid in-route parsing and prioritization scheme for fast HTTPS browsing. This new in-route access scheme optimizes transactional messages for significantly faster browsing of encrypted web pages and greater efficiency for such applications as automated teller machines (ATMs), lottery sales, or point of purchase processing. These capabilities provide a boon to early technology adopters, which typically include those within banking and finance, health care, and education. For example, banks can enter new communities and boost local economies when they create ATM networks in areas without prior access to these types of services. Healthcare systems can deploy telemedicine initiatives to offer remote patient care and monitoring services.

With the JUPITER System mobility feature set expanded to support maritime applications, those in mining and oil and gas exploration can realize a range of operational improvements. This might include rolling out sophisticated systems for real-time data collection and monitoring to gauge extraction or water levels from a rig; or boosting the quality of life for those stationed on rigs or vessels by providing highspeed broadband access so they can keep in touch with family and friends. Cruise ships can improve onboard connectivity to benefit employees and create a better customer experience. Similarly, a significant throughput speed increase for the JUPITER Aero System, which supports over 600 Mbps to each aircraft, will enable more airlines to offer passengers the ability to be productive—or entertained—while in flight.

“People everywhere use mobile devices, and they expect to be connected anywhere, anytime,” explained Ramesh Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hughes International Division. “That brings into play the need for more capacity for maritime, and more capacity for aero. HighThroughput Satellites powered by the JUPITER System will be key to answering that need around the globe.”

Adding Capacity: Colombia to Brazil

As part of its mission to bridge the digital divide, Hughes continually innovates to elevate the performance and operational advantages of the JUPITER System whether operating over conventional or High-Throughput Satellites (HTS). The latest HTS to take flight, the Hughes 63 West, is a hosted Ka-band payload on the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite that launched on July 22, 2018. Hughes 63W is expected to enter service in early Q4, bringing substantial capacity to five countries in Latin America, complementing the Hughes 65W capacity already in service over Brazil, enhancing the JUPITER services currently available in Colombia, and bringing new broadband connectivity to Peru, Ecuador, and Chile. With the addition of Hughes 63W, Hughes will offer connectivity to more than 90% of the populations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Slated for 2021. . .

Up next will be the launch of the EchoStar XXIV/JUPITER 3 ultrahigh-density (UHD) satellite, slated for early 2021. With over 600 Gbps gross capacity, its UHD coverage is designed to serve high-demand areas through smaller beams that can be targeted to market requirements, delivering significantly more capacity per area.

It’s all part of powering a connected future—Hughes commitment to connecting people and organizations around the globe, opening today’s opportunities and tomorrow’s possibilities.