Gabon Telecom Selects HNS To Connect Gabon Railway System
Hughes Network Systems, a Germantown, Md.-based broadband satellite unit of Hughes Electronics [NYSE: GMH], has received a contract to provide a satellite telephony network for Gabon Telecom to connect all the railway stations in the African country of Gabon, including the central train station in Libreville. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Gabon Telecom selected HNS to supply and install a satellite system to replace an existing terrestrial wireless network. HNS is providing Gabon Telecom with a TES system including a hub earth station, as well as C-band remote terminals. The new satellite network will provide railway workers with increased security and monitoring capabilities, as well as improved emergency calling abilities. Installation of the railway project is expected to be completed this month.