UZ-SAT chooses Hughes Jupiter System to bridge the digital divide in Uzbekistan


UZ-SAT, a joint venture between Uzbektelecom, Satellin Group, and private Uzbekistani enterprises, has selected Hughes’ Jupiter System to power satellite solutions in the market.

The firm will deploy gateways and terminals from Hughes to provide broadband connectivity over geostationary satellites to remote and rural parts of Uzbekistan for the first time.

“This is a pivotal moment as we initiate satellite broadband service and bring internet access to communities throughout Uzbekistan beyond the reach of cable and fibre,” said Bakhrom Azimov, CEO of UZ-SAT.

“We value the opportunity to support UZ-SAT in their efforts to connect the unconnected across Uzbekistan with satellite broadband,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, International Division executive vice president and general manager at EchoStar, the parent firm of Hughes. “We look forward to working together with UZ-SAT to enable enterprise networks, connect communities and help mobile operators extend their networks so more Uzbekistanis can access the advantages of connectivity.”

The Hughes Jupiter System operates on more than 75 satellites globally to enable multiple services, including consumer internet, enterprise networking, cellular backhaul and community Wi-Fi hotspots. System features include private cloud-delivered network management, dynamic traffic load balancing across gateways and data centres, and smart software for orchestration and management, allowing operators to meet requirements for high performance and scalability. 

Source : Developing Telecoms