Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) has been selected by PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (Bank BRI), a state-owned bank and the largest bank in Indonesia, to deploy their JUPITER™ System to power services over BRIsat, Bank BRI’s satellite covering Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
The next-generation satellite broadband solution brings Bank BRI an enterprise-grade wide-area network (WAN) to connect tens of thousands of sites with the Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, scalability and availability necessary to meet customer banking needs throughout the region.
The JUPITER System Gateway provides a single platform compatible on both C- and Ku-band satellite capacity, resulting in enhanced operational efficiencies and bandwidth use. The solution also incorporates redundant primary and secondary gateways to deliver 99.9 percent availability, ensuring Bank BRI can serve more customers in Indonesia with the reliability and quality necessary for critical banking needs. In a competitive bidding process, Bank BRI rated the Hughes solution technically higher than other vendors, and the company was recognized for having the highest performing terminals supporting up to 300 Mbps of throughput, along with the multi-service capabilities necessary for future scalability.
Hughes expects to fulfill the initial order for two gateways and several hundred sites by year-end.
Meiditomo Sutyarjoko, Head of Satellite & Terrestrial Division, PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, said that Bank BRI is looking forward to working with Hughes to connect the Bank BRI sites and more than 50 million customers throughout Indonesia. The bank required a solution with high reliability, efficiency and scalability to enable branch- and mobile-based business and consumer banking applications across Indonesia, and Hughes was selected for their leading solution, technical expertise and global leadership in satellite connectivity.
Ramesh Ramaswamy, SVP and GM, International at Hughes, noted that this partnership with Bank BRI is a testament to the firm's commitment to help to close the digital divide and enable new services for citizens around the world, no matter where they live. With the Hughes solution, Bank BRI will ensure financial data availability and transactions for customers across the region.
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