Hughes Technologies helps bridge the digital divide in Mexico


Several service providers choose the Hughes JUPITER system for satellite broadband services for the CFE Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos program

GERMANTOWN, MD., June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for more than 50 years, today announced that its JUPITER™ System platform has been selected by star group, Apconet/Aitelecom, Eutelsat and Globalsat to power satellite connectivity to more than 7,200 sites across Mexico. In addition, Stargroup has chosen the Ka-band capability of the Hughes JUPITER fleet of high-throughput satellites for an integrated and high-performance solution. Suppliers have won awards as part of the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos initiative to bridge the digital divide and independently selected the Hughes JUPITER system to connect community Wi-Fi and Internet access sites.

“We are excited to use the technology and capability of the Hughes JUPITER system to help connect schools, health clinics and community centers in the most rural and hard-to-reach areas of Mexico,” said Monica Aguire, CEO of Stargroup. “Hughes has a reputation for integrity and leadership in satellite communications worldwide and a track record of investment and commitment to connecting the unconnected with satellite solutions across Mexico.”

“Hughes is proud to be the trusted provider of satellite networking technology for this important initiative to bridge the digital divide in Mexico,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, Executive Vice President and General Manager, International Division at Hughes. “Each service provider’s choice of the JUPITER system is testament to the value that Hughes technology brings to meeting operators’ needs for high-performance, cost-effective and efficient satellite solutions.”

The de facto The standard for satellite implementations worldwide, the JUPITER system operates on more than 75 satellites, powering millions of broadband, cellular backhaul, air mobility and maritime connections for consumers and businesses. Now in its third generation, the system includes concentrators and very small aperture terminals (VSATs) that offer the best cost/performance ratio in the industry; private network management, provided by the cloud; and a dynamic inroute configuration for maximum efficiency.

“Throughout Mexico, JUPITER system equipment and Ka-band satellite capacity are helping to bridge the digital divide with Internet access, community Wi-Fi hotspots, and cellular backhaul service to extend reach of mobile operators,” added Ramaswamy. “With cost-effective broadband connectivity like this throughout Mexicothese operators can help rural communities prosper and enjoy better access to education, health and social services.”

For more information on the Hughes JUPITER system, please visit the website.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services offering software-defined intelligent networks; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities around the world. Hughes’ flagship internet service, HughesNet®, connects millions of people across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ system powers Internet access for tens of millions more around the world. Hughes supplies more than half of the global satellite terminal market to major satellite operators, inflight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network service provider, Hughes supports nearly 500,000 enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. Based at Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes is owned by EchoStar. To learn more, visit www.hugues.com or follow HughesConnects on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Echo Star

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a leading global provider of satellite communications solutions. Based at Englewood, Colo., and operating globally, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit www.echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

©2022 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks and JUPITER is a trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

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