November 21, 2019 – IPSTAR New Zealand, a major provider of satellite connectivity services in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia-Pacific region through its parent company Thaicom, has launched Choice, a new service in New Zealand. The service provides high-speed broadband access in the country’s rural areas. Key applications include public services, distance learning, internet banking and WiFi spots. The Choice offering delivers the highest broadband speed available in New Zealand with only 0.84 m antenna at the remote terminal. The download and upload speeds are up to 5 times faster compared with standard technology. The service operates over high-power IPSTAR Ku-band HTS satellite and uses cutting-edge VSAT equipment from UHP Networks, the Canadian manufacturer. At the heart of the ground infrastructure is a multi-beam VSAT Hub with DVB-S2X technology and MF-TDMA with Adaptive Coding and Modulation. The modular software-defined architecture of the UHP Hub ensures high-availability of the network.