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Hughes joins Mutiara Smart at ConnecTechAsia

Mutiara Smart Sdn Bhd has selected Hughes to enable its managed network service offering for Malaysian government and defence agencies.
Ramesh Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the International Division at Hughes Network Systems.

Hughes Network Systems has announced it has been selected by the Malaysian telecom and IT services provider Mutiara Smart Sdn Bhd to support its provision of enterprise-grade, managed network services to the Malaysian government and defense agencies.

Mutiara Smart has deployed Hughes’ Jupiter broadband satellite system that includes the HG220 JUPITER Gateway, remote terminals, and a network management system to deliver both C- and Ku-band capacity from two satellites across all of Malaysia.

The system features a 5IF interface capable of supporting multiple bands and transponders across up to five satellites, ensuring future scalability.

Announcing the partnership at ConnecTechAsia, Ramesh Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the International Division at Hughes Network Systems, said: “We welcome Mutiara Smart to the class of leading operators around the globe that have deployed the JUPITER System, which has been engineered to service multiple market sectors where scalability, quality of service and security are of utmost importance.

“Hughes is proud to have been selected to support Mutiara Smart in delivering services to government and defense agencies and we look forward to helping them grow their network managed service offering.”

Richard Alwani, Chief Business Officer of Mutiara Smart, added: “We were impressed by the ability of the Hughes JUPITER System to provide the high quality of service that our customers demand.

“We chose Hughes as our trusted partner because their advanced satellite technology has proven to be reliable and will serve the needs of our government customers as we work to become the leading ICT provider in Malaysia. Through this relationship, we’re excited to bring innovation and digital transformation to our customers.”

The initial order includes a hub and 200 remote terminals, expected to expand significantly over two years.