[SatNews] Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) has announced that IPSAT Sdn Bhd, headquartered in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, has purchased a Hughes HX broadband satellite system comprising a hub and remote terminals—implementation of the hub is underway in Malaysia and is expected to be completed in June of this year.
IPSAT is a leading service provider in Malaysia specializing in VSAT communications over Ku- and C-band satellites, with a broad range of market offerings ranging from managed networks to high-speed Internet access. With the new HX solution, IPSAT will be able to expand its offerings beyond broadband Internet access to include VPN, VoIP, multicasting, SCADA and Telemetry services to the corporate and enterprise sector. IPSAT plans to penetrate other markets in addition to Malaysia, including Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Puvanesan Subenthiran, CEO of Privasia Technology Bhd, said, “The Hughes HX satellite hub and terminals will enable us to support our existing and future customers utilizing both Ku- and C-band capacity. IPSAT will now gain flexibility in configuring and designing the network and packaging services to meet the diverse needs of the corporate and enterprise market.”
“Hughes has long been very active in Asia/Pacific,” said Bahram Pourmand, executive vice president of the International Division at Hughes. “The new system will enable IPSAT to grow its business in Malaysia and other ASEAN countries, such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia.”