Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Intelsat Approves HNS Satellite Broadband Platform

Intelsat successfully completed laboratory testing and analysis of Hughes Network Systems' (HNS) DW7000 satellite broadband platform, clearing the way for the system and the Internet Protocol over Satellite (IPoS) standard to be added to the portfolio of broadband technologies Intelsat markets through its worldwide customer base.

The DW7000 family of broadband satellite routers consists of two initial offerings: the DW7700 for high-performance enterprise and government requirements, and the DW7000 for small business and consumer customers.

The IPoS standard is used by the DW7000 family of satellite routers to achieve high bandwidth efficiency, low latency and high quality of service. The platform is able to support more than 35 simultaneous accelerated TCP sessions, more than 45 Mbps of multicast traffic, over 10 Mbps of UDP throughput and more than two Mbps of accelerated HTTP throughput.

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