Hughes Communications India Limited (HCIL), a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC has announced that Reliance Jio Infocomm, the largest 4G and mobile broadband digital services provider in India has selected the Hughes JUPITER System to enable satellite connectivity to more than 400 4G/LTE sites in remote and rural locations.
Jio will leverage JUPITER System technology to connect locations beyond the reach of terrestrial backhaul technology. Under the agreement with Jio, Hughes India will provide a managed service to include network planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of satellite connectivity.
JUPITER System delivers more than 300 Mbps throughput per terminal and includes built-in 4G/LTE optimization capability that can yield 30 to 60 percent bandwidth savings versus that of standard satellite backhaul solutions.
“After an extensive evaluation of the satellite technology on the market, we felt strongly that the Hughes JUPITER System, with its high-throughput terminals and future-proof multiservice capabilities, provided the ideal performance and efficiency for supporting connectivity to our 4G/LTE sites,” said Jyotindra Thacker, group president, Reliance Jio.
“The JUPITER satellite system is key to enabling our vision of providing ubiquitous and seamless connectivity to each and every part of the country, and we believe Hughes has the experience and expertise to support this large project,” added Thacker.
Partho Banerjee, president, Hughes Communications India said, “Satellite is the ideal technology for extending 4G/LTE service to remote and rural communities beyond the reach of terrestrial backhaul and we look forward to working with Jio to support its work in connecting the unconnected in India.”