Entel Bolivia chooses Hughes for satellite Internet, cellular backhaul services

Hughes Network Systems´ JUPITERâ„¢ System has been selected by Entel Bolivia as the platform for a new high-availability satellite broadband network to extend cellular and Internet access in remote areas, the company said.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hughes will provide a JUPITER System gateway and approximately 550 terminals to power Entel´s delivery of Internet access service in remote areas and for satellite backhaul of 3G and 4G LTE cellular base stations. The services will operate in the Ku-band satellite spectrum over the Túpac Katari 1 satellite.

The Hughes JUPITER System features a flexible and robust gateway architecture with lights-out operation, enhanced IPoS air interface for bandwidth efficiency, and high-throughput terminals, enabling operators to achieve the highest possible capacity and efficiency for any satellite broadband implementation.

The underlying technology is the powerful JUPITER System on a Chip (SoC), a custom–designed microprocessor employing a multi-core architecture and enabling 100 Mbps of throughput on every terminal in the JUPITER family.

Entel is a major telecommunications provider in Bolivia, serving more than 4.5 million users. Its technology, coverage and services are changing lives by reducing the digital divide in Bolivia. This includes the Túpac Katari 1 satellite that enables greater coverage with cutting-edge technology capable of reaching even the most remote areas.

Hughes Network Systems, LLC provides satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative solutions and a comprehensive suite of HughesONâ„¢ managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS).

EchoStar Corporation is a global provider of satellite and video delivery solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its EchoStar Satellite Services, EchoStar Technologies Corporation and Hughes Network Systems business segments.