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Hughes Completes Global Managed IP Network Installation for Multinational Organization


High availability network extends to 260 locations providing mission-critical data monitoring

Germantown, MD, Sept. 27, 2018Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced it has completed the initial deployment and implementation of an approximately 260-site global managed network for a major multinational organization. The network extends from the organization’s European headquarters to the most remote locations around the world, including Ascension, Cook, Easter and St. Helena Islands, providing data transport and remote station operations and monitoring.

“Our partnership with this global organization exemplifies how our customers trust Hughes to provide mission-critical connectivity,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager, International at Hughes. “Our global managed network services set the standard in the industry for reliably connecting dispersed locations, no matter where they are and no matter what transport technology is available.”

The fully managed, private IP-based network employs the industry-leading Hughes JUPITER™ System to provide highly resilient and secure connectivity to and from cloud-based data centers. Comprising a mix of satellite and terrestrial links, the network is backed up by 3G/4G, IP-VPN and VSAT/ BGAN satellite technologies, depending on transport availability at the site. At many of the most difficult-to-reach locations, a Hughes 9502 BGAN machine-to-machine (M2M) satellite terminal backs up a VSAT terminal using failover logic that automatically shifts the site’s traffic when the primary connection is interrupted.

As part of its managed service, Hughes obtained regulatory approvals required to install sites in numerous countries and managed the logistics for staging and shipping equipment on a global scale to the 260+ sites. The deployment was completed in a timely manner despite the many challenging environments. During the ongoing service operation phase, Hughes provides highly resilient and secure connectivity from the monitoring sites to the organization’s headquarters in Europe, managing the network to meet strict service level agreements.