December 3, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced that Speedcast, a trusted provider of remote communications and IT solutions, has chosen the Hughes JUPITER™ System to power Community Wi-Fi Hotspots across the Philippines. The operator will employ a JUPITER gateway and 3,000 satellite terminals to establish Internet access in public places across the island nation. The award is part of the Pipol Konek Free Public Internet Access Program implemented by the Department of Information and Communications (DICT) with support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Pipol Konek provides Wi-Fi in public places such as parks, plazas, libraries, government offices, schools, universities, hospitals, airports and health clinics. Supporting more than 32,000 Community Wi-Fi Hotspots around the world, the industry-leading Hughes JUPITER System is the world’s most widely deployed satellite broadband platform, currently serving more than 1.4 million subscribers across the Americas. With DVB-S2X technology, JUPITER delivers more than 300 Mbps of TCP throughput per terminal and has been deployed by leading operators on both conventional and High-Throughput Satellites (HTS). Ideal for Community Wi-Fi Hotspot applications with many concurrent connections, JUPITER terminals support 16,000 simultaneous sessions, and with built-in fraud protection which locks in the Wi-Fi access point to the modem.