SEANET Myanmar Selects Hughes to Speed Nationwide Satellite Network

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SEANET Myanmar has selected Hughes to supply its award-winning JUPITER™ System for delivery of reliable, high-speed satellite Internet service to business customers throughout the country. SEANET aims to launch its nationwide network in June 2016.

SEANET (Southeastasianet Technologies Myanmar Co Ltd.) will operate the JUPITER System to extend Internet access in underserved areas of Myanmar where distance and geographical obstacles make connecting to the terrestrial Internet infrastructure difficult or impossible.

The new broadband satellite network will open up opportunities to serve telecommunications companies, government agencies, the general corporate market, and small-to-medium enterprises. Applications SEANET plans to support include high-speed broadband and narrowband data, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), and GSM cellular backhaul.

“There is a large pool of pent-up demand for Internet service in Myanmar’s business community”, said SEANET Chairman Pyone Maung Maung. “The Hughes JUPITER System gives us a powerful tool for tapping into it with cost-effective plans that deliver high speeds and bandwidth allowances. Partnering with Hughes also gives us access to a broad and deep source of satellite networking experience that will prove invaluable in our expansion throughout Myanmar.”

The JUPITER System is one of the world’s most powerful and widely used satellite Internet platforms, featuring a flexible and robust gateway architecture with lights-out operation, enhanced IPoS air interface for bandwidth efficiency and performance, and high-throughput terminals. JUPITER enables operators to achieve the highest possible capacity and efficiency for any satellite broadband implementation.

The foundational technology is the powerful JUPITER System on a Chip (SoC), a custom–designed VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) processor employing a multi-core architecture and enabling 100 Mbps of throughput on every terminal within the JUPITER family.

“Myanmar is making great strides toward extending Internet access to businesses and communities of every size,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president of International for Hughes. “The JUPITER System is designed to bring services online quickly and economically, which will support SEANET’s objective of connecting large segments of Myanmar’s business community to reliable, highperformance Internet access.”