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African telecom operators select Hughes Jupiter system to enable satellite connectivity

Three African telecom companies have selected the Hughes Jupiter system to power delivery of satellite broadband services for their customers. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation, Satcom Networks Africa Limited (SatCoNet) and a leading East African telecommunications company each chose Jupiter based on its high performance, operational efficiency and  better customer experience.

“Hughes is committed to the growth of our operations in Africa, and we have tripled our dedicated sales and engineering support across the continent to serve growing broadband demand,” said Dharmendra Singh, regional director, International at Hughes. “Our Jupiter System enables service providers to improve their offerings and deliver a wide range of  applications supporting economic and social development across Africa — helping close the digital divide, which is our global mission.”

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation is using the Jupiter System to expand its high-speed business broadband service in Botswana. The first phase of deployment includes hundreds of remote terminals connecting businesses and homes.

SatCoNet, the only native VSAT operator in Tanzania, also chose Jupiter to improve their service offering for the market with improved performance, better throughput and a better experience for their customers.

One of the largest telecommunications companies in East Africa will implement the Jupiter System for video and broadband service in schools. The technology refresh begins with 1,000 sites, improving high-speed satellite performance and evolving their solution to meet growing demand.

Hughes Jupiter System is a high performance and efficiency satellite broadband platform designed to support a wide range of applications across all market sectors, from consumer to enterprise, government and mobility. The Jupiter System currently serves more than 1.3 million subscribers in the Americas and has been deployed by leading operators on both conventional and High-Throughput Satellites (HTSs).

With DVB-S2X technology built in, the system delivers more than 200 Mbps of TCP throughput per terminal. For cellular backhaul applications, it includes 4G/LTE optimisation capability that can yield 30 to 60 percent bandwidth savings versus that of conventional backhaul solutions.