Hughes Network Systems, a global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, has announced that InterSAT Communication Services FZCO (InterSA), one of the largest and most respected providers of Internet solutions in Africa, has selected the Hughes JUPITER System to power its new SkyFi satellite broadband service for consumers and micro or small-to-medium enterprises across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The agreement calls for implementing a latest generation JUPITER gateway and hundreds of high- speed customer terminals.
“The JUPITER System provides InterSAT with a significant competitive edge as we expand affordable, high-speed SkyFi service throughout Africa,” said Hanif Kassam, Chief Executive officer, InterSAT.
“In our search for the right partner, we concluded that Hughes provides the most technologically advanced platform with unmatched depth of experience in working closely with customers and end-users.”
Designed with the advanced DVB-S2X industry standard, the Hughes JUPITER System enables high capacity and efficiency for any satellite broadband implementation. Optimal utilisation of High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) bandwidth provides operators significant cost and performance advantages.
“Our agreement with InterSAT is testament to the efficiency and performance of our JUPITER system, the most widely deployed VSAT platform in the world,” said Dharmendra Singh, Assistant Vice President, International Division, Hughes.
“We look forward to the start of this new partnership and to delivering the social and economic benefits of high-speed Internet access to customers of InterSAT and its reseller partners.”
Operators on six continents have successfully deployed the JUPITER System to power services across more than 40 satellites – whether in C-band, Ku-band or Ka-band – including broadband Internet or Intranet access, community Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular backhaul and airborne services.