EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems has won a contract from Indonesian internet service provider PT Dwi Tunggal Putra (DTP) for Hughes’ Jupiter System and to connect with 1400 rural locations on the many islands of Indonesia and Papua.
This is a major contract for Hughes and will see DTP use capacity on Korea’s KTSAT 7 (KT7) satellite.
DTP joins more than half a dozen other operators that have implemented the Hughes Jupiter platform across thousands of cellular backhaul and Internet access sites to support the LC1 and LC2 (Leased Capacity) broadband initiatives of BAKTI, a division of the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Information.
“Thanks to technology and service successes over the past several years, we have a proven track record in satellite deployments across Indonesia,” said Vaibhav Magow, assistant VP/International Division at Hughes. “The DTP Ka-band project enhances our portfolio supporting seven ISPs, five gateways and C-, Ka- and Ku-band High-Throughput Satellites – a testament to the flexibility of the Jupiter architecture in enabling high performing and efficient networks that help connect the unconnected.”
Michael Alifen, CEO of DTP, added: “Hughes with its Jupiter System is the right choice for us to deliver our KT7 Ka-band capacity. The Jupiter System delivers an effective solution for us and will help us to be competitive in the satellite connectivity industry.”