Hawaii Pacific teleport set to access JCSAT-14 payload

Hawaii Pacific Teleport (HPT) has reported it is the first US teleport offering services on the recently launched JCSAT-14 satellite, the company said.

The new JSAT satellite offers extensive coverage over Asia, Russia, Oceania, and the Pacific Island region, allowing HPT to expand its coverage options to business customers, including high-speed connectivity for planes and boats traversing the Pacific.

The JCSAT-14 satellite carries 26 C-band and 18 Ku-band transponders, providing a total bandwidth of 2,853 megahertz. HPT has two large aperture antennas dedicated to JCSAT-14, using an 11 meter antenna to access the C-band payload and a 8.1 meter antenna for the Ku-band payload. HPT currently utilizes up to 15 satellites to service various providers across multiple industries, including broadcast, media, data, exploration, maritime, inflight entertainment, and US government agencies.

Once in orbit, JCSAT-14 is expected to be renamed JCSAT-2B. It will replace the JCSAT-2A spacecraft at a longitude of 154 degrees East. The satellite was launched Friday, May 6, 2016 out of Cape Canaveral by SpaceX as the payload of the first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch a satellite for geosynchronous orbit, and safely return to earth.

Hawaii Pacific Teleport (HPT) is an international provider of satellite and fiber-based communications, providing connectivity between the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. HPT´s unique infrastructure and 24/7 network operating center leverages Hawaii´s strategic location to offer a complete international telecommunications facility for telephony, VoIP, video conferencing, VPN, DVB-IP multicasting, IP connectivity and television broadcasting services.