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Speedcast Picks Hughes Jupiter for Cellular Backhaul in Nicuragua

By | February 27, 2019
Speedcast terminals. Photo: Speedcast

Speedcast terminals. Photo Credit: Speedcast

Speedcast chose the Hughes Jupiter System to power cellular backhaul over satellite and enterprise Virtual Private Network (VPN) services for a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in Nicaragua. The operator will employ a Jupiter Ku-Band hub and nearly 100 satellite terminals to expand its cellular 3G and 4G services in Nicaragua and throughout Central America, along with providing VPN services for enterprises to increase speed and security of business networks and grow new markets.

“Our Jupiter System is the ideal solution for cost-effective satellite backhaul of cellular networks across difficult terrain such as in Central America,” said Hughes Vice President (VP) of Sales, International Division Dan Losada. “It enables the Nicaragua operator to improve their offerings and expand service in support of economic and social development in the region. We are proud of the confidence in Hughes and our Jupiter System by Speedcast, one of the world’s leading providers of remote communications and IT solutions, and look forward to working with them in delivering high reliability systems that help close the digital divide.”

Supporting a wide range of applications across market sectors such as consumer, enterprise, government and mobility, the Hughes Jupiter satellite broadband platform currently serves more than 1.3 million subscribers in the Americas. With DVB-S2X technology built-in, Jupiter delivers more than 200 Mbps of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) throughput per terminal and has been deployed by operators on both conventional and High Throughput Satellites (HTS). For cellular backhaul applications, it includes 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) optimization that yields 30 to 60 percent bandwidth savings over conventional backhaul solutions.