[Satellite TODAY Insider 04-11-12] Hughes Network Systems has been contracted to supply a HN system that includes a multi-spot beam HN network operations center and more than 1000 HN9200 Ku-band remote terminals for Numix Engineering, Hughes announced April 10.
Numix is a Ku-band satellite VSAT partner with Telekom Malaysia, providing telecommunications services to Telekom Malaysia’s government and small- and medium-size enterprise customers.
The HN platform aims to enable Numix to launch broadband service plans with speeds of 4 Mbps and to provide high throughput broadband links for government agencies using small 98-centimeter antennas. The platform supports a range of applications including broadband Internet, Voice-over-IP, IPTV distribution and distance education.
Numix Engineering Managing Director Abdul Razak said his company held a competitive analysis of potential solutions and selected Hughes for the company’s experience in designing satellite gateways for high throughput system (HTS) platforms.
“Hughes’ smaller footprint of network operations center equipment and its greater flexibility in scalability was a factor in selecting the company,” Razak said in a statement. “Additionally, we were impressed with the new high-performance HN9200 remote terminals with enhanced traffic processing capability.”
Razak added that the new Hughes HN System would allow Numix to address both spectrums of its competitive market. “At one end, we can launch competitive service plans for thin route applications, and on the other hand we can provide service plans for customers requiring broadband speeds of 4 Mbps and above at affordable prices,” he said.
Hughes’ Regional Director of Sales Vaibhav Magow said the contract was a big win for his company in one of its target markets in Asia/Pacific. “We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract. This is further evidence of Hughes leadership in the HTS market and the HN System’s compatibility with the IPStar HTS system in Asia.”