IPSTAR International has chosen the Jupiter System from Hughes Network Systems LLC to extend the reach of broadband throughout India. IPSTAR will operate the Jupiter System over the THAICOM 4 high-throughput satellite (HTS) in India, enabling government-owned service provider BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.) to offer fixed and mobile services as part of the government's Digital India initiative, raising the quality of life by extending broadband to rural and urban areas across the country.
New Jupiter-powered services will be five times faster than any satellite Internet access currently available in India, offering speeds up to 100 Mbps. It will also be the first deployment of the highly bandwidth-efficient DVB-S2X standard in India. Incorporating a second-generation system-on-a-chip (SoC-2) and new family of broadband VSATs (very small aperture terminals), the Jupiter System yields improved operating economics for satellite service providers, notably through highly efficient allocation of bandwidth available for sale to customers.