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With a steadily expanding presence in major international markets the Hughes JUPITER™ System has emerged as the leading ground system for High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) and conventional satellite operators around the world and was named the Technology Innovation of the Year at VSAT 2014.
As an advanced and comprehensive broadband system that can operate on any satellite in the world, JUPITER is expressly designed for HTS services and engineered for the highest possible capacity and efficiency. JUPITER powers the HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service in North America, which supports more than 1 million subscribers—the world’s largest consumer satellite service. In the past year, it has become the system of choice by HTS operators globally, including MNLA (Media Networks Latin America), RSCC (Russia), Turksat (Turkey, Europe/Middle East) and Malaysia. MNLA, for example, is using JUPITER for the first commercial Ka-band service over Latin America, as it expands into delivering high-speed satellite Internet access to households across the region.
In Malaysia, TS Global Network Sdn Bhd (TSGN), the country’s premier satellite communications services company is deploying JUPITER for a major technology upgrade of its existing C-band network, making TSGN the first operator to do so over conventional satellites. With a JUPITER Gateway and the latest generation enterprise-class broadband satellite terminals at over 3,000 locations, TSGN will not only refresh its technology, it will do so with minimum disruption to its customers.
Other companies deploying JUPITER on conventional satellites are Pegaso in Mexico (for C- and Ku-band) and a major Middle East Energy Company (for Ku-band). Pegaso will deliver services over the Bicentenario satellite owned by Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), operating a Hughes JUPITER Gateway and more than 5,000 remote terminals, helping the government reach its goal of providing Internet access to 100 percent of the country’s schools and municipalities.
The JUPITER System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is an advanced VLSI processor that employs a multi-core architecture and enables 100 Mbps of throughput on every terminal within the JUPITER family. It enables satellite operators to support the widest range of applications, from consumer Internet to high-end enterprise and even the most throughput-intensive applications, such as 3G and 4G backhaul and video surveillance.
“The JUPITER System is not only the standard for HTS deployments—it enables satellite operators to extract more value from their conventional networks while offering higher service levels to their customers,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, vice president of International sales and marketing at Hughes.
“There will always be a movement toward newer and higherperforming technologies, but satellite service operators also have to deal with the basic economics of getting a return on their equipment investments,” said Ramaswamy. “JUPITER’s modular design provides the ideal, future-proof platform for operators seeking technology and cost advantages on today’s conventional satellites, while positioning them for a seamless migration to HTS satellites.”
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