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Hughes’ Jupiter Will Bring Broadband to Sub-Saharan Africa

By | May 26, 2017
      Global-IP Caymn's GiSat 1. Photo: Boeing.

      Global-IP Caymn’s GiSat 1. Photo: Boeing.

      Hughes Network Systems announced that Global-IP Cayman has selected Jupiter System to enable its mission of bringing high-performance connectivity to mobile devices used throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Global-IP Cayman will use the Jupiter System to provision 100 percent of the capacity on the company’s GiSat 1 High-Throughput Satellite (HTS).

      Hughes will supply 11 gateway stations in Europe using a centralized architecture for routing traffic in and out of the internet, as well as its HT2500 and HT2600 terminals, including Wi-Fi access. Beyond supporting internet access, the HT2500 and HT2600 terminals are designed with LTE acceleration technology to meet the demanding requirements of mobile network operators, according to Hughes.

      “The Jupiter System from Hughes provides us with a bandwidth-efficient technology that is field proven in Ka-band and adaptable to our unique architecture to support Global-IP’s mission of bringing connectivity to over 800 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Emil Youssefzadeh, founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Global-IP.