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India’s Reliance Jio Deploys JUPITER System to Connect Nationwide Satellite Backhaul Network


More than 400 connected cell sites will extend 4G/LTE service to remote and rural areas beyond the reach of terrestrial backhaul service.


Reliance Jio, the largest 4G and mobile broadband digital services provider in India, selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to enable satellite backhaul connectivity to more than 400 of its 4G/LTE cellular sites in remote and rural locations.

“After an extensive evaluation of the satellite technology on the market, we felt strongly that the Hughes JUPITER System, with its high-throughput terminals and future-proof multiservice capabilities, provided the ideal performance and efficiency for supporting connectivity to our 4G/LTE sites,” said Jyotindra Thacker, group president, Reliance Jio. “The JUPITER satellite system is key to our ability to provide ubiquitous and seamless connectivity to each and every part of the country, and we believe Hughes has the experience and expertise to support this large project.”

“The fact that Jio selected Hughes to underpin this large 4G/LTE satellite backhaul network is a testament to the superior performance and efficiency enabled by our JUPITER System,” said Partho Banerjee, president, Hughes Communications India. “Satellite is the ideal technology for extending 4G/LTE service to remote and rural communities beyond the reach of terrestrial backhaul and for connecting the unconnected in India.”

The JUPITER System is a high-performance, field-proven satellite networking solution that backhauls all generations of cellular technologies, including 2G/3G/4G LTE. It delivers more than 200 Mbps of TCP throughput per terminal and includes built-in 4G/LTE optimization capabilities that yield from 30 to 60 percent bandwidth savings over conventional backhaul solutions. Under the agreement with Jio, Hughes India will provide a managed services solution, which includes network planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance.

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