InterSAT Uses Hughes Jupiter System in Sub-Saharan Africa
African internet solution provider InterSAT Communication Services FZCO selected Hughes‘ Jupiter System to power its new SkyFi satellite broadband service for consumers and micro/small-to-medium enterprises (MSME/SME) across sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement calls for implementing a latest generation Jupiter gateway and hundreds of high- speed customer terminals.
Designed with the DVB-S2X industry standard, the Hughes Jupiter System aims to enable high capacity and efficiency for satellite broadband implementation.
“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.”