Hughes to Provide Satellite Broadband for India’s Naval Communication Network
Hughes Communications India, a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, has been selected to provide a high-performance satellite broadband system for India’s Naval Communication Network (NCN). Sterlite Tech, a global data network solutions company, chose the Hughes system to deliver C- and Ku-band satellite services as part of its hybrid Internet Protocol – Multi Protocol Label Switching (IP-MPLS) network. Under the year-long contract, Hughes Communications India will supply the solution to power broadband satellite services across the Navy’s mainland and island sites.
“With Hughes advanced and globally used satellite systems, we will bring in ease of network management through seamless connectivity even in tough and remote island terrains for the Indian Navy. We are happy to work with Hughes to execute this project boosting national security,” said Sterlite Tech Telecom Services Business Chief Executive Officer (CEO) KS Rao.
The Hughes satellite network will power primary service for the Navy’s island locations as well as auxiliary service for its mainland sites. Designed for carrier-grade IP broadband networking and specialized applications, the Hughes ground system aims to scale from hundreds to thousands of high-performance remote terminals.