Hughes Network Systems, LLC , an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, today announced that the National Company for Telecommunications Services (NCTS) has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to deliver the ground segment requirements for operation of the Ka-band TIBA-1 satellite. The deployment of the Egyptian government-owned TIBA-1 satellite is a major milestone in the country’s mission to connect the unconnected; the Hughes JUPITER System will enable delivery of Internet and telecom services to millions of people in remote and rural areas of the country.
“Our mission is to provide reliable, affordable broadband connectivity for the whole of Egypt, including remote and rural areas – satellite is essential to achieve our goal,” said Dr. Abdelhamid Mostafa, chairman of the board of directors of NCTS. “We will optimize performance of our TIBA-1 satellite with the superior ground system, both technically and commercially, for the job. The Hughes JUPITER System provides efficiency, reliability, flexibility and high performance to ensure the best service delivery.”
With features that yield higher bandwidth efficiency and lower service cost for operators than other ground systems, the Hughes JUPITER System is the most widely used VSAT system in the world. Initially, NCTS will employ two JUPITER System gateways, a network management system an initial delivery of remote terminals and an OSS/BSS solution, with installation expected in 2022. NCTS may order additional end-user terminals as public adoption of broadband services expands.
“Hughes is proud to provide the technology to power the massive effort to connect the unconnected in Egypt,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, executive vice president and general manager, international division, Hughes. “The JUPITER System is a critical ingredient in a resilient, reliable broadband network that will help power social and economic development across Egypt.”