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Hughes Releases Second Generation JUPITER™ System for High-Performance Satellite Broadband Services


Upgraded System on a Chip and New Family of Broadband Terminals Increase Bandwidth Efficiency and Performance.

Germantown, Md.—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the world’s leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the release of the second generation of its JUPITER™ System, with new capabilities that boost satellite service providers’ return on their investments by raising the performance of consumer, business, and mobility applications to new levels.

The new release of JUPITER builds on the established success of the first version as one of the world’s most widely deployed satellite networking platforms, and features support of DVB-S2X—the satellite industry’s latest approved air interface standard. Incorporating a second-generation System on a Chip (SoC-2) and new family of broadband VSATs (Very Small Aperture Terminals), the JUPITER System yields improved operating economics for satellite service providers, notably through highly efficient allocation of bandwidth available for sale to customers. DVB-S2X is widely recognized as the most bandwidth efficient standard developed for satellite transmissions.

“This new JUPITER System gives service providers a powerful array of tools to put every possible available bandwidth into profitable use,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president, International for Hughes. “It has already contributed to the success of HughesNet Brazil’s launch and later this year will underpin expansion of HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service in the U.S. with the launch of the EchoStar XIX satellite. Major global operators, such as Yahsat, are also taking advantage of JUPITER with DVB-S2X support to offer new high-performance plans in their markets.”

The new HT2000 family of broadband terminals includes versions for a wide range of markets including consumer, enterprise, trunking, and aeronautical mobility. Designed around the powerful SoC-2, every HT2000 remote terminal supports 200 Mbps of throughput to deliver even the most demanding applications. Hughes has also enhanced the JUPITER System’s gateway architecture for improved scalability and performance. Beyond its flexible and robust design featuring lights-out operation, the new release employs extensive virtualization and advanced blade server technology resulting in as much as 10 Gbps of capacity per rack, ideal for operations on High Throughput Satellites (HTS). For conventional satellites, the same architectural approach enables cost-effective operations on up to four satellites in a single blade chassis.