Luna Space picks Hughes for VSAT network

04 July 2024

Luna Space Telecommunications Co. Ltd., has purchased a JUPITER™ System Gateway as well as 1,200 Hughes JUPITER Terminals to transform its VSAT network.

Skyband can provide customers with higher speeds and throughput, reach even more of the kingdom’s unserved and underserved areas, and introduce a new mobility offering.

“Skyband has been a valued customer of Hughes for over a decade, and we’re grateful they have turned to us again to upgrade their VSAT network to serve their customers better,” said Vaibhav Magow, vice president, international division, Hughes. “The Hughes JUPITER System is the de facto standard for satellite implementations worldwide. By upgrading to the latest JUPITER System technology, Skyband will be able to attract new customers and bring new capabilities to market.”

Skyband provides the latest satellite network infrastructure through multiple hubs to enable the corporate and government sectors in Saudi Arabia to increase their productivity and help achieve their digital transformation goals. By migrating its existing network to the more efficient Hughes network, Skyband will expand into new government, financial, and oil and gas markets and offer new features such as software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN).

“We’ve always been able to count on Hughes to provide us with leading satellite broadband solutions,” said Fouad Nasser, chief business officer, Skyband. “Over that time, Hughes has been a true partner in helping us equip our customers with the connectivity they need to grow and achieve their digital transformation goals.”