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May 7th, 2019

Eutelsat Selects Hughes JUPITER™ System to Connect to KONNECT High-Throughput Satellite

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System from Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) to enable services on its KONNECT new-generation High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) for Western Europe and Africa — the agreement calls for Hughes to supply a significant part of the ground network system for KONNECT, which is expected to launch in 2019.

The JUPITER System is the next generation platform for VSAT networks, designed and optimized for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. Incorporating the wideband DVB-S2X industry standard and designed with a powerful System on a Chip, JUPITER enables very high overall efficiency and fast packet processing rates. It powers HughesNet®, with 1.3 million subscribers across the Americas, the largest satellite Internet service in the world.

Artistic rendition of the KONNECT HTS. Image is courtesy of Eutelsat.

Eutelsat’s Ka-band KONNECT satellite is designed to deliver direct-to-user consumer and enterprise broadband services and will also be used for community networks connected to Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile system backhauling and rural connectivity.

Yohann Leroy, Deputy CEO and CTO of Eutelsat said the company is committed to delivering easy, affordable and fast internet through the KONNECT satellite broadband initiative. To do that, needed was a ground network solution that can enable the efficiency and performance that their KONNECT satellite is designed to deliver, and that is why the Hughes JUPITER System was selected.

Ramesh Ramaswamy, SVP and GM, International Division at Hughes, added the company welcomes the opportunity to further the longstanding relationship with Eutelsat as both firms work together to connect the unserved and underserved. Their selection of the Hughes JUPITER System reinforces its position as the worldwide platform of choice for high performing and efficient satellite broadband solutions and Hughes looks forward to helping Eutelsat realize the full potential of their KONNECT satellite.