Malaysian satellite operator MEASAT has selected Hughes’ Jupiter System ground platform to enable broadband services on the MEASAT-3d High-Throughput Satellite (HTS).
MEASAT-3d will leverage the Jupiter System gateway and terminals to extend its CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband services throughout Malaysia.
Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer, MEASAT, said: "The Hughes Jupiter System will help us turn our ambitions for MEASAT-3d into reality, serving more than two million unconnected citizens across Malaysia within the next three years."
Launched on June 22, 2022, MEASAT-3d increased the company's broadband capacity ten-fold from 3Gbps to 30Gbps. Now powered by the Jupiter ground system, the new satellite delivers broadband service with download speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
"MEASAT's choice of the Jupiter System to enable service on the MEASAT-3d HTS underscores their commitment to delivering greater connectivity across Malaysia," said Ramesh Ramaswamy, Executive Vice President and General Manager, International Division, EchoStar. "We value the partnership and the trust MEASAT has placed in Hughes in helping to bridge the digital divide."
Hughes recently announced that Uzbekistan’s UZ-SAT has also selected the Jupiter system as it seeks to close the digital gap in that market.