Bank BRI Selects Hughes to Power Next Generation Satellite Network

Bank BRI Selects Hughes to Power Next Generation Satellite Network

Bank BRI, the state-owned largest bank in Indonesia, is deploying the Jupiter System from Hughes Network Systems via its satellite BRIsat, which covers 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 utilisation. 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.

“Bank BRI is looking forward to working with Hughes to connect our Bank BRI sites and more than 50 million customers throughout Indonesia,” said Meiditomo Sutyarjoko, Head of Satellite & Terrestrial Division, PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. “We required a solution with high reliability, efficiency and scalability to enable branch- and mobile-based business and consumer banking applications across Indonesia.”

Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager, International at Hughes, said: “With our solution, Bank BRI will ensure financial data availability and transactions for its customers across the region, and we look forward to helping them meet their customers’ needs going forward.”

Hughes expects to fulfil the initial order for two gateways and several hundred sites by year-end.

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