Hughes Network Systems was selected to deploy the JUPITER System Series 3 for EUTELSAT. This rollout will specifically enable services on EUTELSAT’s new KONNECT Very High-Throughput Satellite (VHTS), which is currently under construction.
Upon launch in 2022, KONNECT VHTS will provide fixed broadband and mobility connectivity across Europe. Hughes will design, manufacture and deliver gateways, end-user terminals and a network management system to support payload, digital reconfiguration and narrow frequency granularity.
“We are proud that Eutelsat, a leading provider of multi-service satellite solutions, has selected Hughes, once again, to power its next-generation satellite,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, EVP and GM of Hughes’ International division. “The de facto standard in the industry, the JUPITER System connects the new possible – enabling partners like Eutelsat to utilize capacity efficiently to meet the growing demand for fixed and mobile broadband services.”
Series 3 supports advanced satellites that feature flexible payloads, sophisticated channelizers and Q- and V-band feeder beams, and offers a centralized network architecture that utilizes virtualized data centers, high-density gateways and artificial intelligence (AI), automatically managing weather and network traffic impacts to optimize the network and deliver improved end-user speed.
The agreement follows the successful completion of a Hughes ground system for the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite that uses JUPITER System gateways and user terminals, which entered into service in November 2020.