Algérie Telecom Satellite (ATS), the leading public satellite telecommunications provider in Algeria, has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to enable satellite broadband service to home users and small-to-medium enterprise (SME) customers. The mission of ATS is to develop and promote satellite telecommunications throughout Algeria, the tenth-largest country in the world and the largest in Africa. ATS will launch satellite Internet service employing the market-leading JUPITER System, including a hub and thousands of user terminals.
“To connect people throughout Algeria with satellite broadband service, we need a satellite platform that can deliver high performance and efficiency, with the right economics,” said Yassine Sellahi, chief executive officer, ATS. “We chose the Hughes JUPITER System for these reasons and, also, for its scalability as we look to grow our satellite Internet business and extend connectivity everywhere.”
“Our strategy globally is to help connect the unconnected by delivering service directly where we operate the business, and to work with selected partners, like ATS, in places where we do not,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager, International Division, Hughes. “We appreciate the opportunity to help ATS launch service throughout Algeria, and to bring the benefits of high-speed Internet access to the many that are unserved or under-served by terrestrial providers.”
The JUPITER System is the next-generation Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform from Hughes for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. Employing the DVB-S2X standard for highly efficient use of satellite bandwidth, the JUPITER System powers services on more than 40 satellites around the world, and is the foundation for HughesNet®, the flagship satellite Internet service from Hughes, with more than 1.4 million subscribers in the Americas. The JUPITER System supports applications such as community Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular backhaul, and in-flight connectivity services, in addition to broadband Internet access.