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KBZ Selects Hughes Jupiter System for New Satellite Network in Myanmar

By Veronica Magan | November 25, 2015

      Myanmar. Photo: Jose Javier Martin Espartosa (Flickr)

      [Via Satellite 11-25-2015] KBZ Gateway, a subsidiary of Myanmar’s KBZ Group of Companies, has selected Hughes Network Systems’ Jupiter system as the platform for a new high-availability satellite broadband network in Myanmar. Currently under construction, the Jupiter ground control gateways and remote terminals will operate over both Ku- and C-band satellite links to power broadband services for enterprises, consumers and cellular providers across Myanmar.

      “This is an alliance of two companies to help bridge the digital divide in our country,” said Stephane Lamoureux, CEO of KBZ Gateway. “It is not just about launching a new service. It is about driving growth and success of Myanmar’s telecommunication industry by providing high-speed, shared hub services to customers across the country. The Jupiter system gives us a powerful solution today and a seamless growth path to next-generation, high-throughput satellite services as they become available in Myanmar.”