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Hughes Network Systems, LLC
11717 Exploration Lane
Germantown, MD 20876 USA
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This past summer, Hughes executives could be found at Hughes technology seminars from Moscow to Johannesburg, and from Singapore to Mexico D.F. (Mexico City), discussing satellite industry developments and introducing the company’s latest-generation JUPITER™ Ka-band innovations. Each seminar was attended by a mix of senior-level representatives from the telecom industry, including service providers, operators, government officials, and media. New Hughes Ka-band satellite routers were showcased—the HN9600 and HN9800—which incorporate JUPITER high-throughput technology, the cornerstone of HughesNet® Gen4 high-speed satellite Internet service in the U.S. HughesNet is the world’s largest consumer satellite service, offering speeds up to 15 Mbps and serving approximately 700,000 subscribers.
Hughes was recently awarded a contract by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to expand managed satellite services and to provide MPLS connectivity in the region. Headquartered in Abidjan,Côte d’Ivoire and operating from its Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis, Tunisia, AfDB has been a Hughes managed services customer since 2008, employinga primary communications network of broadband satellite terminals installed in 32 of its field offices throughout Africa. The expansion contract calls for Hughes to provide MPLS circuits at four AfDB sites, with backhau (STM1) services to Tunisian headquarters from a teleport in Germany. Services include MPLS cloud circuits to regional banks and broadband connectivity in 32 countries.
Hughes recently signed a contract with Maju Nusa Sdn Bhd (Majunusa), Malaysia’s fastest growing VSAT service provider, to supply an HX System 4.0 Network Operations Center (NOC) and 130 HX broadband satellite terminals. Majunusa will utilize the HX System to deliver cellular backhaul services for 2G and 3G sites in rural areas.
On August 5, 2013, Hughes announced that Media Networks Latin America (MNLA)-a B2B unit of Telefonica Digital-selected it to supply a JUPITER High-Throughput System (HTS) to expand into delivering high-speed satellite Internet service to households, using the Hispasat Amazonas-3 Ka-band satellite. MNLA is the major wholesale distributor of satellite direct-to-home (DTH) television services in Latin America and is also the largest wholesale distributor of Ku-band satellite Internet service in the region.
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