Satellite technology company Hughes Network Systems has announced that Mexican telecommunications and entertainment company Stargroup has selected the Hughes JUPITER System and managed satellite broadband to extend LTE service to customers in rural communities.
As part of the Mexican government's Comisión Federal de Electricidad Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos (CFE TEIT) initiative to help bridge the digital divide, Stargroup is connecting hundreds of remote cell towers using Hughes JUPITER System terminals and Hughes JUPITER 2 high-throughput satellite capacity.
Powering connections from each cell tower to the network core, the Hughes JUPITER 2 satellite provides a bridge connecting rural mobile phone users to the internet with reliable, high-speed Ka-band capacity and enterprise-grade service-level agreements to meet the criteria for service delivery set by CFE Telecom.
At each location in the deployment, a Hughes remote terminal, designed and optimized for LTE backhaul (including support for GTP acceleration), powers services at 20-60 Mbps down, ensuring fast and reliable internet connections for individual users.
This deployment follows others by several service providers, including Stargroup, that are employing Hughes JUPITER System technology to connect more than 7,200 community Wi-Fi and internet access sites across Mexico.
The Hughes JUPITER System, a satellite ground platform, enables services on geostationary satellites around the world. A multi-service platform, the system powers direct-to-home satellite internet services, community Wi-Fi hotspots, enterprise networks and cellular backhaul, with available software-defined networking and cloud-delivered management.