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Industry-leading platform will power service delivery over Global-IP’s GiSat-1 high-throughput satellite
The Hughes JUPITER™ System has been selected by Global-IP Cayman as its technology platform to power high-performance broadband connectivity throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa region, operating over 100 percent of the capacity on Global-IP’s GiSat-1 high-throughput satellite (HTS).
Hughes will supply 11 gateway stations in Europe using a centralized architecture for routing traffic in and out of the Internet, together with its advanced HT2500 and HT2600 satellite terminals, which include Wi-Fi access. The JUPITER System is the first Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform to support the DVB-S2X standard, widely recognized as the most bandwidth-efficient in the marketplace, yielding strong operating economics for Global-IP.
“The JUPITER System from Hughes provides us with a bandwidth-efficient, field-proven Ka-band technology that is adaptable to our unique architecture in supporting Global-IP’s mission of bringing connectivity to over 800 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Emil Youssefzadeh, founder and chief technology officer of Global-IP. “Our state-of-the-art GiSat-1 satellite designed with a digital payload uniquely matching our CloudCORE™ platform, coupled with the JUPITER System, will enable our customers to provide smart phone users with affordable services, from broadband Internet, to video, and more.”
Bringing high quality mobile service to these areas using terrestrial backhaul solutions that connect cell sites to the core telecom and Internet networks is prohibitively expensive—whether using fiber, cable or microwave. Global-IP and other mobile operators are discovering that JUPITER satellite backhaul offers an ideal, cost-effective solution that’s readily installed at virtually any cell site location, regardless of distance, infrastructure, or terrain. Additionally, it can be implemented as a backup to urban terrestrial links or to rural sites with multiple microwave hops. Such a combined terrestrial and satellite backhaul architecture yields the highest possible network availability.
Beyond supporting high-quality Internet access, the Hughes HT2500 and HT2600 next-generation satellite terminals are designed with LTE acceleration technology to meet the demanding requirements of such mobile networks. Capable of 7,500 simultaneous TCP sessions, the HT2500 supports accelerated performance for many devices connected simultaneously to the LTE eNodeB, making it economical for high-speed data services virtually anywhere.
“Hughes is proud to have been selected as Global-IP’s technology partner in its important mission of bringing broadband connectivity to Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager of Hughes International Division. “The fact that our JUPITER System will provision 100 percent of GiSat-1’s satellite capacity from day one is a testament to their confidence in Hughes and further builds on our leadership in powering HTS deployments around the world.”
The JUPITER System is the world’s most widely deployed platform by HTS operators, featuring a flexible and robust gateway architecture with lights-out operation, enhanced IPoS air interface for bandwidth efficiency and performance, and high-throughput terminals. JUPITER enables operators to achieve the highest possible capacity and efficiency for any satellite broadband implementation. The foundational technology is the powerful JUPITER System-on-a-Chip processor which enables 200 Mbps of throughput on every terminal in the JUPITER family.