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Measat Selects Hughes Jupiter System for Measat-3D

By Lauren McCaffrey | March 14, 2023

      Artist rendition of the MEASAT-3d satellite. Photo: Airbus

      Measat has selected the Hughes Network Systems Jupiter System ground platform to enable broadband services on the Measat-3D high-throughput satellite (HTS), the companies announced to- day. Measat-3D will leverage the Jupiter System gateway and terminals to extend its CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband services throughout Malaysia.

      Measat-3D launched in June 2022 and entered commercial service in July 2022, increasing the company’s broadband capacity from 3 Gbps to 30 Gbps. The new satellite delivers broadband service with download speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The latest Jupiter technology incorporates software-defined satellite networking, inroute reconfiguration, and a new system on a chip in every user terminal.

      Yau Chyong Lim, Measat COO said within the next three years, the Hughes Jupiter System will serve more than 2 million unconnected citizens across Malaysia.

      “Measat’s choice of the Jupiter System to enable service on the Measat-3D HTS underscores their commitment to delivering greater connectivity across Malaysia,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, executive vice president and general manager, International Division, EchoStar.