Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced it has been selected by PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), the oldest private telecommunication and information service provider in Indonesia, to provide the JUPITER™ System for broadband services over the PSN VI High-Throughput Satellite (HTS). The comprehensive Hughes solution includes HG240 Gateways, a variety of remote terminals, and a central network management system, enabling PSN to deliver satellite broadband services to consumers and businesses across Indonesia.
The JUPITER System features enhanced networking capabilities and supports speeds up to 300 Mbps to an individual terminal. Powering HughesNet™, the number-one satellite Internet service in the world with 1.2 million subscribers, the JUPITER System is an ideal solution to support the high-growth potential of the PSN broadband offering. It incorporates a central network management system for efficient bandwidth allocation across multiple beams and operational control of remote terminals.
“PSN required a robust and scalable ground architecture to support the volume of users and traffic that we expect to serve with PSN VI,” said Adi Rahman Adiwoso, Chief Executive Officer at PSN. “Thanks to our long-standing relationship with Hughes and the proven capabilities of the JUPITER System, we look forward to serving the growing data needs of customers in all corners of Indonesia.”
In 2017, Internet user penetration in Indonesia was only 39.7 percent, leaving approximately six million Indonesia households without Internet connectivity. With its PSN IV and the JUPITER system, PSN will deliver high-speed Internet access, including Wi-Fi hotspots, helping bridge the digital divide in Indonesia, reaching unconnected households and businesses throughout the region.
“The features, performance and efficiency of our Hughes JUPITER System set us apart,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager, International Division at Hughes. “We are delighted to offer a high level of reliability and scalability to PSN in support of their effort to bring satellite broadband to their customers and to help close the digital divide across Indonesia.”