MEASAT selects Hughes JUPITER system for Malaysian connectivity
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) company, has announced that MEASAT Global Berhad (MEASAT) has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System ground platform to enable broadband services on the MEASAT-3d High-Throughput Satellite (HTS).
MEASAT-3d will leverage the JUPITER System gateway and terminals to extend its CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband services throughout Malaysia.
Launched on June 22, 2022, MEASAT-3d increased the company’s broadband capacity ten-fold — from 3 Gbps to 30 Gbps. Now powered by the JUPITER ground system, the new satellite delivers broadband service with download speeds of as much as 100 Mbps.
Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer, MEASAT, said, “The Hughes JUPITER System will help us turn our ambitions for MEASAT-3d into reality, serving more than two million unconnected citizens across Malaysia within the next three years.”
“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.
Widely used across the industry, the Hughes JUPITER System is the de facto standard for satellite implementations worldwide with features that yield higher bandwidth efficiency and lower service cost for operators than other satellite ground systems. The latest JUPITER technology incorporates software-defined satellite networking, dynamic inroute reconfiguration for the highest possible efficiency, and a new “system on a chip” in every user terminal that can support increasingly high speeds and a variety of services.