Satellite solutions provider Hughes Network Systems is supplying its broadband satellite system to Canadian service provider Galaxy Broadband Communications for enterprise and government customers. The system will utilize its Network Operations Center installed at a teleport in Hamilton, Ontario, Hughes said.
According to the company, the satellite system enables Galaxy Broadband to extend its broadband satellite service offerings beyond consumer internet access, to a range of value-added commercial applications reaching enterprise, small business and government customers across Canada.
The Hughes broadband satellite system is based on the IP over Satellite (IPoS) standard, including DVB-S2 with ACM (Adaptive Coding Modulation). The ACM feature helps enable service providers to deliver cost-efficient broadband connectivity to its clients, the company said.
Hughes said this is the first satellite service in Canada based on the company's implementation of the DVB-S2 standard and will fully support and prioritize VoIP packets. With the system, Galaxy will be able to troubleshoot, distribute and update software, manage router and domain names, monitor performance, and coordinate with affiliated networks without having to leave Canada for support.
Galaxy Broadband had been distributing Hughes products and services since 2003.