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Hughes recently announced a major software upgrade adding significant capabilities to its industry-leading JUPITER™ System, the world’s most widely deployed highthroughput satellite (HTS) networking solution. These new capabilities extend the range of applications that operators can offer customers and maximize the economic potential of HTS satellite capacity.
Available immediately, the new JUPITER System 6.0 release includes enterprise features that expand market opportunities for operators, such as enhanced routing, satellite backhaul for 3G/4G LTE cellular networks, and dynamic satellite backup for terrestrial services. In addition, enhanced mobility features enable effective integration of the JUPITER System with transportable antenna terminals for services such as satellite news gathering and mobile banking, which have already been successfully implemented with several customers.
New Capabilities Equal New Markets
“The new enterprise features enabled by the JUPITER System 6.0 have opened up a number of new markets for our services,” said Gustavo Arditti, Director Negocio Satelital AMEP Telefonica Global Solutions - Media Networks. “They pave the way for our partners to engage with various enterprise opportunities, including the small-to-medium enterprise market segment.”
JUPITER System 6.0 also includes complete Virtual Network Operator (VNO) capabilities that maximize HTS capacity by allowing operators to allocate bandwidth, set up and manage multiple VNOs. Each VNO can create and manage its own independent set of service plans and subscriber base.
“In addition to enhancing the feature set of the JUPITER System, we also have increased its performance,” said Dave Rehbehn, vice president, International marketing, Hughes. “The JUPITER System 6.0 increases the return channel rate, enabling service providers to deliver higher value services for the applications that demand very high speed return channels, such as satellite news gathering.”
The first implementation of the JUPITER System 6.0 is at Media Networks Latin America, a business-to-business unit of Telefonica Digital, which is using it to launch new offerings to businesses throughout its service region. In addition, RSCC in Russia and Turksat also have upgraded to the JUPITER System 6.0 in their respective service areas.