Broadband satellite networks and services provider, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), has launched HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service in Peru. Operating over the Hughes 63 West High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload, HughesNet coverage reaches 97% of Peru’s population, bringing affordable broadband internet access to consumers and businesses throughout the country, including in rural and remote areas that are unserved or underserved by terrestrial broadband. According to Peru’s telecommunications regulator, the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications in Peru (OSIPTEL), internet penetration in rural areas of Peru currently hovers around 10%.
“We are proud to be expanding our signature high-speed satellite service in Peru, furthering coverage across the western hemisphere,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes.
“Bringing affordable Internet service, no matter where people or businesses may be, is essential to promoting education, economic development and social well-being and is a keystone of our global strategy.”
HughesNet claims to have more than 1.2 million subscribers in the Americas, making it the world’s largest high-speed satellite Internet service. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rated HughesNet No. 1 among all U.S. broadband providers, including both terrestrial and satellite, for delivering on advertised speeds.
“Peru is an important market for us in the Americas,” said Vinod Jain, vice president of Hughes. “HughesNet in Peru will bring consumers and businesses attractive service plans with download speeds up to 50 Mbps, enabling customers to do more online than ever before, including email, online shopping, downloading music and video, using social media and browsing the web.”
HughesNet service is powered by the latest generation of the Hughes JUPITER System, the world’s most widely deployed satellite broadband platform. Employing the DVB-S2X standard for highly efficient use of satellite bandwidth, the JUPITER System supports a wide range of applications including broadband Internet/Intranet service, community Wi-Fi, cellular backhaul, digital signage and mobility, including aeronautical services.