Mobile Operators Expanding Services to New Markets Faster with Satellite


Satellite backhaul makes it feasible to offer cellular services in areas that are impossible or prohibitively expensive to reach using traditional terrestrial means, such as fiber, cable or microwave. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in countries from India to South Africa to Peru count on Hughes to backhaul cellular traffic for their most difficult-to-reach service areas, and they’re using the service to carry 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE traffic across hundreds of sites. For MNOs looking to expand markets and add new subscribers, Hughes offers an ideal – and cost-effective – cellular backhaul solution.

Advantages of the JUPITER System:

  • High performance, with 200 Mbps+ throughput per terminal with acceleration
  • High efficiency, with integrated 4G/LTE optimization, saving up to 60% of satellite bandwidth
  • Powerful features, including 4G/LTE acceleration, IEEE 1588v2 timing, built-in GPS
  • Advanced enhancements, such as 600milisecond latency, 10-millisecond jitter, outdoor packaging and lower power consumption

Industry Best Latency & Jitter Performance

Fully compliant with IPoS, the industry’s leading satellite air interface, approved by TIA and ETSI, including DVB-S2X and Adaptive Coding Modulation (ACM) in the forward channel, the JUPITER System is well matched to backhaul cellular traffic. With round-trip latency reduced to 600 milliseconds, the JUPITER system delivers superior voice and data throughput for the highest levels of end user satisfaction.

The Hughes JUPITER System can be deployed rapidly virtually anywhere in the world. It is the clear choice for interconnecting cellular base stations in rural and hard-to-reach areas and can be implemented as a backup to urban terrestrial links or to rural sites with multiple microwave hops. Such a combined terrestrial and satellite backhaul architecture yields the highest possible network availability by virtue of two alternate path technologies—with the satellite path being more robust when disaster strikes and capable of quicker service restoral in the aftermath.