Russia Satcom Operators Extending High-Performance Ka-Band Service to Consumers
Germantown, Md., March 10, 2015—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that Russian integrator Ka-Internet has delivered a Hughes JUPITER™ System to the Russian Satellite Communication Company (RSCC) as RSCC’s platform for high-performance satellite broadband services in Siberia and the Far East.
A JUPITER Gateway was installed at the Satellite Communications Center (SCC) in Khabarovsk, and a Network Management System (NMS) was installed at the SCC in Dubna, Moscow Region. The JUPITER System will operate over the Ka-band capacity of the Russian Express AM5 satellite, launched and added to RSCC’s constellation in 2014. Services to the market will be delivered on a VNO (virtual network operator) model starting early Q2 this year.
“Satellite broadband is the ideal connectivity solution for Siberia and the Russian Far East,” said Sergey Pekhterev, general director, AltegroSky Group of Companies, parent company of Ka-Internet. “It is well suited to providing coverage over huge areas in the two regions, where maintaining a wired infrastructure is difficult, if not impossible. With the Hughes JUPITER System, we can deliver high-speed Internet access in Ka-band at affordable prices to the population of even the most remote regions of the Russian Federation.”
“Following a careful evaluation of the leading Ka-band ground system technologies, we consider the Hughes JUPITER System as one of the best available in the world market because of its advanced capabilities—including wideband DVB-S2 outroutes which enable maximum forward channel efficiency,” said Ka-Internet General Director Vitaly Vashkevich. “In addition, the JUPITER System has a very powerful VNO capability that will enable Russian service providers to easily structure a variety of custom service plans.”
“We are honored that Ka-Internet and RSCC have chosen Hughes technology to power a new world of media-rich Internet applications for consumers across one of the world’s largest land masses,” said Konstantin Lanin, head of Hughes Russia office. “Connecting people in Siberia and Russia’s Far East to the worldwide web is an important economic and social imperative that Hughes is uniquely qualified to help succeed—given its experience delivering services to more than one million subscribers in North America with JUPITER System technology.”