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Hughes Completes Ops Demo of Military Portable Terminal
Rugged, Compact HM300 Successfully Tested over XEBRA Service
In July, Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD) completed successful operational demonstrations of its HM300 portable terminal. Designed for military applications, the HM300 provides portable X-band communications.
The HM300 was developed specifically to meet the call to action voiced by the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) G6 at the C4I Conference in 2015 for “a new capability” that would significantly improve satellite communications.
“These tests successfully demonstrate the numerous scenarios of the HM300 terminal’s operational flexibility with the XEBRA service as a reliable, durable and cost-effective communications solution,” said Rick Lober, Vice President & GM DISD. “Its rapid deployment capability makes it an ideal fit for the evolving needs of the military.”
New Ground Station in Myanmar Powered by JUPITER
Myanmar VSAT service operator KBZ Gateway unveiled a new earth station powered by a Hughes JUPITER System, which will support high-performance data services for consumers and businesses throughout the country.
Pranav Roach, President of Hughes India, joined US Ambassador Scot Marciel, KBZ Gateway CEO Mr. Stephane Lamoureux, and a gathering of VIP guests for a ceremony opening the earth station, which is located in Bago and went live on May 24, 2016.
“Our JUPITER implementation is a major step forward in building a network infrastructure to support continued economic growth,” said Stephane Lamoureux, CEO of KBZ Gateway.
KBZ Gateway estimates a potential to connect more than 6,000 sites over the next 5 years.
17,000 Islands, 20,000 Terminals
Hughes HX System Selected to Meet Growing Need For Managed Service In Indonesia Tangara Mitrakom, a leading telecommunications provider in Indonesia, selected the Hughes HX System to meet the need for managed service. Hughes will supply Tangara Mitrakom with a comprehensive solution consisting of two HX System gateways to support up to 20,000 VSAT terminals. The network will operate in the C-band satellite spectrum.
According to Darwin Sariaatmadja, President Director of Tangara Mitrakom, “Indonesia has more than 17,000 inhabited islands. With its proven satellite technology, we are confident that Hughes is the right partner to assist us in delivering services that will support both high network efficiency and superior performance between corporate customers’ head offices and their many remote offices in Indonesia.”
Incorporating carrier-grade IP broadband networking, the HX System includes an economical gateway earth station and high-performance remote terminals and can scale quickly and cost-effectively to thousands of locations.
“Tangara Mitrakom demonstrates that distance and natural barriers do not have to be an obstacle in delivering high-performance Internet connectivity,” said Vaibhav Magow, Senior Director APAC at Hughes.
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