Boeing Satellite Systems is building the Nusantara Lima satellite, which is planned for launch in 2023 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Indonesian telecommunications company PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) has selected Hughes Network Systems Jupiter ground platform for its Nusantara Lima satellite.
Under the contract, a total of 11 Jupiter gateways will power 100 Gbps of capacity across Indonesia and nearby countries. This will be used to provide internet access to people living outside the reach of terrestrial broadband.
This award follows PSN’s earlier selection of the Jupiter System for the Satellite of the Republic of Indonesia (SATRIA), currently under construction, and the Nusantara Satu satellite (formerly known as PSN VI), now in service.
Speaking about the deal, Adi Rahman Adiwoso, Chief Executive Officer at PSN, said: “With integrity and reliability, Hughes has been an essential technology partner to PSN for many years, helping us turn our ambitions for connectivity in Indonesia into reality. We have put the Jupiter System to the test on several satellites, transforming satellite signals into efficient and cost-effective solutions that change people’s lives, and we will do so again with the Nusantara Lima.”
Ramesh Ramaswamy, executive vice president and general manager, International Division, Hughes, added: “Strong partnerships, like ours with PSN, are the backbone of our industry, and we genuinely appreciate the opportunity to earn their business and their ongoing trust. It is a privilege to support PSN in their ongoing mission to connect the unconnected in Indonesia.”
In addition to choosing Hughes technology as the ground platform for several satellites, PSN employs Jupiter equipment to light up Community Wi-Fi hotspots across Indonesia.