Algérie Telecom Satellite (ATS) 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 services directly where we operate the business, and working 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 underserved 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. The Jupiter System supports applications such as community Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular backhaul, and in-flight connectivity services, in addition to broadband Internet access.