TMCNet:  Hughes HN broadband solution selected by IG Telecom

[November 06, 2012]

Hughes HN broadband solution selected by IG Telecom

Nov 06, 2012 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- Provider of broadband satellite networks and services Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes) has been selected by Internet service provider IG Telecom (Internet Gabon Telecom), to provide the Hughes HN broadband satellite solution, Hughes said on Monday.

The Hughes' solution is expected to enable IG Telecom to expand its services throughout the Central African nation and surrounding countries.

Under the agreement, financial details of which were not available, IG Telecom will employ the Hughes HN System, comprising a Network Operations Centre (NOC) and up to 2,000 HN9260 routers, to expand high-speed satellite Internet and VoIP service to homes and small-to-medium business (SMBs) in under-served areas of Gabon and neighbouring countries.

Hughes said that it has customised the antenna solution to include a dual LNB, which enables IG Telecom to deliver a triple play offering including the French direct-to-home (DTH) television service Canal +.

Hughes Network Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq:SATS).

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