Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hughes Supplies Broadband Satellite System to Galaxy Broadband

Hughes Network Systems has supplied a broadband satellite system to Galaxy Broadband Communications, which operates its Network Operations Center from a teleport in Hamilton, Ontario. The fully redundant satellite system enables Galaxy Broadband to extend its broadband satellite service offerings beyond consumer internet access, to a wide range of value-added commercial applications, including VoIP, reaching enterprise, small business and government customers across Canada.

The Hughes broadband satellite system is based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) industry standard, including DVB-S2 with ACM (Adaptive Coding Modulation).

Hughes said the ACM feature yields higher performance and spectrum efficiency than other DVB-S2 systems in the market, resulting in greater throughputs and more efficient bandwidth utilization, enabling service providers to deliver the most cost-efficient broadband connectivity to their customers.

This is the first satellite service in Canada based on the Hughes implementation of the DVB-S2 standard with ACM, and will fully support and prioritize VoIP packets, thereby improving voice quality and reliability. Galaxy will also provide new service plans that can be customized to improve the performance of satellite VPN connections and other business applications.