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JUPITER to Power Access in Bolivia
Entel Bolivia, a leading telecommunications provider, selected the JUPITER™ System to serve as the platform for a new high-availability satellite broadband network which will extend cellular and Internet access to remote areas of Bolivia.
Hughes will provide a JUPITER System gateway and approximately 550 terminals to power Entel’s delivery of Internet access service and for satellite backhaul of 3G and 4G LTE cellular base stations. The services will operate in the Ku-band satellite spectrum over the Túpac Katari 1 satellite.
FLA National Guard Modernizes its Connections!
Hughes was recently awarded a contract by the Florida Army National Guard to provide a managed broadband network across select Florida National Guard locations. The network, separate from the secured DoD network, will be used to deliver HughesON™ managed solutions, including high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi services to National Guard personnel and their families and visitors.
“This contract will modernize the personnel-facing services of National Guard installations statewide with a robust network to keep both their staff and visitors connected,” said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for Government Solutions at Hughes.
Hughes will provide wireless Internet access for staff and visitors at up to 65 Florida National Guard armories, enabling email and streaming media services using their personal devices, as allowed by the content restriction system. With Guest Wi-Fi, visitors will be directed to a browser-based welcome screen featuring content developed by the Florida National Guard.
StarGroup Plans Major Service Expansion
Mexico-based service provider StarGroup has chosen Hughes and its award-winning JUPITER™ System as the foundation for its soon-to-be-launched high-speed satellite Internet service in Latin America. The contract calls for Hughes to supply a JUPITER gateway, high-performance Ka-band terminals and a comprehensive suite of managed services for operational and customer support. As part of the initiative, StarGroup has leased a significant portion of the Mexico capacity on EchoStar XIX, scheduled for launch in late 2016, to expand its satellite service offerings in that country.
Under the initial agreement, Hughes will install a JUPITER gateway in the city of Arica, Chile, and manage the gateway for StarGroup remotely. The JUPITER System’s flexible configuration management and application programming interfaces will enable rapid integration with StarGroup’s existing financial and customer support systems. StarGroup’s plan is to effectively create and manage a range of budget-friendly service plans for its subscriber base, with Hughes providing tier two and tier three call center support, freeing StarGroup to focus its efforts on sales and marketing.
Fun and Gaming in Argentina
SPTI-Boldt Group Argentina, a major telecommunications service provider, has selected Hughes to provide an additional 2,000 Hughes broadband satellite terminals in support of SPTI-Boldt’s lottery network. SPTI-Boldt has been providing service to Banco Provincia using a Hughes broadband satellite system since 2009 to connect 4,000 lottery sites in the Buenos Aires province.