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SEANET Myanmar taps on Hughes to deliver satellite internet service

Adrian M. Reodique | June 15, 2016
SEANET will operate the JUPITER system to extend the internet access to underserved areas in Myanmar.

Southeastasianet Technologies Myanmar (SEANET) - a consulting, integration, e-business and management services provider - will leverage Hughes' JUPITER System to deliver satellite internet service to its customers nationwide.

The JUPITER System features a flexible and robust gateway architecture with lights-out operation, enhanced IPoS air interface for bandwidth efficiency and performance, and high-throughput terminals. Accroding to Hughes, it enables operators to achieve the highest possible capacity and efficiency for any satellite broadband implementation. The foundational technology is the powerful JUPITER System on a Chip (SoC), a custom-designed VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) processor employing a multi-core architecture and enabling 100 Mbps of throughput on every terminal within the JUPITER family.

SEANET will operate the system to extend the internet access to underserved areas in Myanmar, where network coverage is hindered by distance and geographical factors.

The new broadband satellites willopen opportunities to serve telcos, government agencies, corporations, and small to medium enterprises. The service provider plans to support high-speed broadband and narrowband data, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and GSM cellular backhaul.

"There is a large pool of pent-up demand for internet service in Myanmar's business community", said SEANET Chairman Pyone Maung Maung. "The Hughes JUPITER System gives us a powerful tool for tapping into it with cost-effective plans that deliver high speeds and bandwidth allowances. Partnering with Hughes also gives us access to a broad and deep source of satellite networking experience that will prove invaluable in our expansion throughout Myanmar." 


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