Hughes’ JUPITER 3 brings 100Mbps of new satellite capacity to the Americas

04 April 2024

Hughes Network Systems, LLC’s JUPITER 3 satellite is providing services to subscribers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, and Colombia.

JUPITER 3 entered commercial service on 19 December 2023 and in the 90 days since, Hughes has launched new Hughesnet services across the Americas for both consumer and business users.

“The feedback from users and dealers has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Peter Gulla, senior vice president, Hughes. “The demand for connectivity is tremendous, including in rural areas that are unserved or underserved by other services. Our new Hughesnet plans are meeting the market expectations for speed and price. Our Fusion plans for home and business are giving users a low-latency service that has been unavailable to rural locations previously.”

JUPITER 3 provides speeds up to 100Mbps. With more than 300 spot beams, the geostationary satellite uses the Ka-band spectrum plus Q-band and V-band for gateways. JUPITER 3 is supported by a state-of-the-art cloud-based ground system featuring a diverse private fibre backbone and network and traffic management utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) that monitors traffic and makes real-time changes to reduce latency and maximize throughput.

“Internet connection is vital today, and we forget that there are places where that connection is unavailable or unreliable. When we set up a new subscriber with the Hughesnet service, it is a game changer for them,” said Tim Robinson, owner, 21st Century Communications. “After completing a recent installation, one of our technicians relayed how the homeowner cried tears of joy over the excitement of the new connection. This is why we do what we do, we are making a real difference in the lives of our customers, and the new JUPITER 3 powered Hughesnet is awesome.”