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Mutiara Smart Sdn Bhd Selects Hughes to Enable Its Managed Network Service Offering for Malaysian Government and Defense Agencies


Hughes JUPITER System Powers Flexible, Scalable, Multi-Satellite Operation

Germantown, MD, June 26, 2018 – CommunicAsia – Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that it has been selected by Mutiara Smart Sdn Bhd, a leading provider of network telecommunication and IT services in Malaysia, to deploy the JUPITER™ System bring enterprise-grade, managed network services to Malaysian government and defense agencies.

The Hughes solution selected by Mutiara Smart includes the HG220 JUPITER Gateway, remote terminals, and a network management system to deliver both C- and Ku-band capacity from two satellites cost-effectively across all of Malaysia. The system features enhanced networking technology for increased efficiencies as well as a 5IF interface capable of supporting multiple bands and transponders across up to five satellites, ensuring future scalability.

“We were impressed by the ability of the Hughes JUPITER System to provide the high quality of service that our customers demand,” said Richard Alwani, chief business officer, Mutiara Smart. “We chose Hughes as our trusted partner because their advanced satellite technology has proven to be reliable and will serve the needs of our government customers as we work to become the leading ICT provider in Malaysia. Through this relationship, we’re excited to bring innovation and digital transformation to our customers.”

“We welcome Mutiara Smart to the class of leading operators around the globe that have deployed the JUPITER System, which has been engineered to service multiple market sectors where scalability, quality of service and security are of utmost importance,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager for the International Division at Hughes Network Systems. “Hughes is proud to have been selected to support Mutiara Smart in delivering services to government and defense agencies and we look forward to helping them grow their network managed service offering.”

The initial order includes a hub and 200 remote terminals, expected to expand significantly over two years.