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Omantel selects Hughes to extend mobile network reach

15 Dec 2021

Hughes Network Systems has announced that Omantel has selected the Hughes JUPITER System to extend its mobile networks to serve more customers in remote and rural areas of Oman. Omantel will deploy satellite backhaul of cellular network traffic using JUPITER System equipment, including a gateway hub and hundreds of remote terminals. In use at more than 12,000 mobile sites across Africa, Asia and Latin America, the JUPITER System offers a low-cost and effective means of interconnecting cellular base stations, regardless of distance, infrastructure or terrain.

‘Our aim is to connect more subscribers in more places throughout the Sultanate, and satellite backhaul helps expand our network into areas where terrestrial backhaul is onerous or cost-prohibitive,’ said Bernhard Van Der Merwe, Vice President Technology at Omantel, adding: ‘We chose the Hughes JUPITER System due to its high performance and efficiency, as well as scalability for the future. This solution will enable us to cover new areas with our broadband services catering to the needs of individual and business customers across the country and enabling our digital society to grow and expand.’

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