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May 2nd, 2019

Hughes JUPITER™ System Gains Enhancements

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has announced enhancements to their JUPITER™ System, the company's next generation very small aperture terminal (VSAT) platform for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites.

The Hughes JUPITER System enables operators to achieve the highest possible performance and efficiency for satellite broadband, with enhancements including: support for up to 300 Mbps of throughput; 16,000 TCP sessions; a newly designed, cost-effective Ka-band radio employing higher order modulation for the return channel; reduced in-route channel spacing; and Layer 2 protocol support.

Designed with advanced DVB-S2X, terminals in the JUPITER family now support 300 Mbps of throughput plus acceleration of 16,000 TCP sessions – ideal for applications with many simultaneous users, whether for fixed cellular backhaul and Community WiFi Hotspot solutions, or for mobility services on an airplane or ship. Employing an integrated linear Ka-band radio, the JUPITER System supports both 8PSK and 16APSK higher order modulation schemes, delivering more bits per hertz, which combined with reduced spacing of the return channel yields higher bandwidth efficiency and lower service cost for operators. Additional new features include Layer 2 support, enabling operators to seamlessly integrate satellite and terrestrial offerings, plus support for mobility roaming among JUPITER-equipped operators offering aero and maritime services.

Hughes will be exhibiting at Satellite 2019 on May 6-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., showcasing how consumers, businesses, governments and communities around the world benefit from the connected experiences enabled by Hughes technologies and services, today…and tomorrow and will be offering their unique perspective on connecting people, enterprises and things – including GEO HTS and LEO systems; community WiFi and cellular backhaul solutions; M2M, AI and IoT networks; aero and maritime connectivity; MilSatCom and more. For further information, please visit www.hughes.com/sat19.

Dave Rehbehn, VP, International Division at Hughes, said the firm's latest enhancements to the JUPITER System again raise the bar for satellite broadband network performance and efficiency. Hughes continuous investment in the JUPITER System validates the company's leadership in the marketplace as a partner of choice by network operators offering the widest range of broadband applications, from Community WiFi, to cellular backhaul, to aero and maritime connectivity.