May 1, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems announced enhancements to its JUPITER System, the company’s next generation very small aperture terminal (VSAT) platform for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. The Hughes JUPITER System enables operators to achieve the highest possible performance and efficiency for satellite broadband, with enhancements including: support for up to 300 Mbps of throughput; 16,000 TCP sessions; a newly designed, cost-effective Ka-band radio employing higher order modulation for the return channel; reduced inroute channel spacing; and Layer 2 protocol support. Designed with advanced DVB-S2X, terminals in the JUPITER family now support 300 Mbps of throughput plus acceleration of 16,000 TCP sessions – ideal for applications with many simultaneous users, whether for fixed cellular backhaul and Community Wi-Fi Hotspot solutions, or for mobility services on an airplane or ship. Employing an integrated linear Ka-band radio, the JUPITER System supports both 8PSK and 16APSK higher order modulation schemes, delivering more bits per hertz, which combined with reduced spacing of the return channel yields higher bandwidth efficiency and lower service cost for operators. Additional new features include Layer 2 support, enabling operators to seamlessly integrate satellite and terrestrial offerings, plus support for mobility roaming among JUPITER-equipped operators offering aero and maritime services.