The Hughes Jupiter System Series 3 has been selected by Egypt’s National Company for Telecommunications Services (NCTS) to fulfil the ground segment criteria for the functioning of Ka-band TIBA-1 spacecraft in the nation’s Ka-band spectrum.
A significant milestone in Egypt’s mission to link the unconnected has been reached with the launch of its government-possessed TIBA-1 satellite, which will provide access to the internet and telecom amenities to millions of people living in both remote and rural regions of the country through the Hughes Jupiter System.
According to the deal, Hughes will deliver their Jupiter VSAT System to NCTS in order to assist them in completing their mission. A total of four Jupiter System gateways, an initial provision of remote terminals, a network management program, and an OSS/BSS solution will be used by NCTS in the first year of operation. The entire system is intended to be installed the following year.
First and foremost, NCTS will implement 2 Jupiter System gateways, inaugural delivery of the remote terminals, a network management program, and an OSS/BSS platform, with installation scheduled to begin in 2022. It is possible that the NCTS will order more end-user terminals as the public’s acceptance of broadband services grows. The contract’s financial terms were not made public because they were confidential. In 2019, Arianespace successfully launched TIBA-1 into its geostationary orbit, which is located at 35.5 East.
Dr. Abdelhamid Mostafa, who serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of NCTS, stated in a statement: “Our purpose is to deliver dependable, cheap broadband connection for the entire country of Egypt, including isolated and rural areas – the satellite is critical to achieving this goal.” We will optimize the performance of the TIBA-1 satellite by utilizing the most advanced ground system available, both commercially and technically, for the task at hand. For the greatest service delivery, the Hughes Jupiter System combines efficiency with dependability and flexibility while also delivering exceptional performance.
Adding his thoughts on the matter, Rameed Ramaswamy, who serves as the executive vice president as well as general manager of Hughes’ International division, said, “Hughes is thrilled to deliver the technology that will fuel the vast effort to link the unconnected in Egypt.” Jupiter System has been a critical component in the establishment of an impenetrable, dependable broadband infrastructure that will aid Egypt in its efforts to accelerate social and economic development.”