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Skyband Selects Hughes JUPITER System to Power Digital Transformation for Enterprises and Governments Across Saudi Arabia


The industry-leading satellite ground platform will help Skyband expand into new verticals, services and applications 

Germantown, MD, June 13, 2024Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar company (Nasdaq: SATS), today announced that Luna Space Telecommunications Co. Ltd., a leading Saudi Arabia service provider under the Skyband Holding company, has purchased a JUPITER™ System Gateway as well as 1,200 Hughes JUPITER Terminals to transform its VSAT network. Leveraging the latest JUPITER technology, Skyband can provide customers with higher speeds and throughput, reach even more of the kingdom’s unserved and underserved areas, and introduce a new mobility offering.

“Skyband has been a valued customer of Hughes for over a decade, and we’re grateful they have turned to us again to upgrade their VSAT network to serve their customers better,” said Vaibhav Magow, vice president, International Division, Hughes. “The Hughes JUPITER System is the de facto standard for satellite implementations worldwide. By upgrading to the latest JUPITER System technology, Skyband will be able to attract new customers and bring new capabilities to market.”  

Skyband provides the latest satellite network infrastructure through multiple hubs to enable the corporate and government sectors in Saudi Arabia to increase their productivity and help achieve their digital transformation goals. By migrating its existing network to the more efficient Hughes network, Skyband will expand into new government, financial, and oil and gas markets and offer new features such as software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN).

“We’ve always been able to count on Hughes to provide us with leading satellite broadband solutions,” said Fouad Nasser the Chief Business Officer, Skyband “Over that time, Hughes has been a true partner in helping us equip our customers with the connectivity they need to grow and achieve their digital transformation goals.”

As the leading ground platform across the industry, the Hughes JUPITER System meets operator requirements with bandwidth and cost efficiencies. The latest JUPITER technology incorporates software-defined satellite networking and dynamic in-route reconfiguration for the highest possible efficiency. Additionally, the JUPITER terminal has a new “system on a chip,” which supports higher speeds and more services.

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