Hughes Network Systems has signed a contract with Maju Nusa Sdn Bhd (Majunusa), Malaysia’s fastest-growing VSAT service provider, to supply an HX system 4.0 NOC (network operations center) and 130 HX broadband satellite terminals. The system will be used to deliver cellular backhaul services for 2G and 3G sites in rural areas without access to cost-effective terrestrial communications.
The HX System 4.0 was launched last year, and includes technology enhancements that make it ideal for cellular backhaul applications. “Hughes is one of our alliance partners and provides us with the leading-edge platforms and technology we need to deliver market-winning IP-based solutions over satellite. The Hughes HX System 4.0 allows us to connect remote parts of the country and offer cost-effective backhaul for cellular mobile services without having to worry about jitter and latency on the satellite network,” Shahruddin Salehuddin, managing director of Majunusa, said.
According to Ramesh Ramaswamy, vice president of sales and marketing, International Division at Hughes, it will be the first time people who live in the rural areas will have cellular services in their communities. “Hughes is deeply committed to delivering solutions that meet the challenge of providing cost-effective communications in rural and remote areas worldwide,” he said.
Hughes was selected based on its reputation among customers in the region and Majunusa’s success in operating its first Hughes HX System, which was ordered at the end of 2011. Installation of the HX network is expected to be completed this month.