Hughes Deploys Enterprise HX System to Microcom
[Satellite TODAY 05-11-11] Hughes Network Systems completed its deployment of several HX System broadband satellite networks for Microcom, a service provider in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Hughes announced May 10.
Microcom is operating the HX Systems via Intelsat’s IS-25 satellite to provide high-speed Internet access, corporate intranets, and VPN services to customers in the DRC and neighboring countries.
The Hughes solution is comprised of three HX System network operating centers and an initial order of HX200 remote terminals. Microcom, a newly-appointed Hughes integration partner and reseller in the DRC, is providing applications such as high-speed satellite Internet access, corporate intranets and VPNs for the banking industry and institutional agencies, and integration with WiMax networks.
“Our powerful and cost-effective HX technology enables Microcom to offer high-grade broadband Internet at an affordable price, and to meet the growing demand for satellite services in the DRC market, particularly in the strong mining communications sector,” Hughes Spokesman Robert Feierbach said in a statement.