KBZ picks Hughes system for nationwide satellite network in Myanmar

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, said that its JUPITERâ„¢ System has been selected by KBZ Gateway Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of KBZ Group of Companies Ltd., as the platform for a new high-availability satellite broadband network in Myanmar.

Currently under construction, the JUPITER ground control gateways and remote terminals will operate over both Ku- and C-band satellite links to power broadband services for enterprises, consumers and cellular providers across Myanmar.

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 Kanbawza (KBZ) Group was founded in 1994 and now has more than 80,000 employees working in its subsidiaries of banking, aviation, insurance, agriculture, hotels and tourism, manufacturing and mining.

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is a global leader in 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), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions.