Al Yah Satellite Communications has placed an order for the Hughes Network Systems-built very small aperture terminal in an effort to expand Yahsat’s broadband services and other offerings delivered through its Ka-band Y1B satellite.
The Hughes-built Jupiter System is a VSAT platform that integrates the DVB-S2X air interface standard through the company’s second-generation system-on-a-chip, a very large scale integration processor that facilitates 200 megabytes per second of throughput, Hughes said Wednesday.
Yahsat expects the Jupiter System to increase the bandwidth for YahClick, a satellite broadband service that works to support companies and government agencies in Central and South West Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Yahsat also plans to use Hughes’ VSAT to support services that will be offered through its third Ka-band high-throughput satellite, Al Yah 3.
Al Yah 3 is slated for launch in early 2017 and will work to expand Yahsat’s presence in Africa and Brazil.
Yahsat is a private joint stock firm wholly owned by Mubadala Development and offers satellite services such as YahClick, YahService, YahLink and Yahlive through its two Ka-band satellites, Y1A and Y1B.