Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has announced that Cignal TV Inc., a DTH satellite provider in the Philippines, has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to enable satellite broadband service to their two million subscribers.
Under the agreement, Hughes will provide Cignal TV with user terminals and a network management system using the same technology that Hughes employs to power HughesNet®, its flagship satellite Internet service with more than 1.5 million subscribers.
The JUPITER System is the next-generation Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform from Hughes for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. Employing the DVB-S2X standard for highly efficient use of satellite bandwidth, the JUPITER System powers services on more than 40 satellites around the world, and is the foundation for HughesNet, the satellite Internet service from Hughes available in countries throughout the Americas. The JUPITER System supports applications such as community Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular backhaul, enterprise networks and in-flight connectivity services, in addition to broadband Internet access.
Jane Jimenez Basas, President and CEO of Cignal TV, said to launch satellite Internet, the company needed a platform that will deliver a high-quality experience for the firm's two million customers – this is why the Hughes JUPITER System was selected. In addition to its proven ability to support home Internet, the JUPITER platform gives Cignal TV the flexibility to consider other satellite services, such as cellular backhaul, community Wi-Fi and enterprise applications.
Vaibhav Magow, Assistant VP, Hughes, added that the firm looks forward to working with Cignal TV to bring their customers all the benefits of satellite Internet, such as social connection, education, healthcare, and access to civil services. This agreement underscores the value of the JUPITER System as the de-facto standard for satellite broadband implementation with leading operators around the world — like Cignal TV — leveraging the performance and capabilities of the platform to achieve their business needs.