Nilesat Selects Hughes JUPITER System to Deliver Satellite Broadband Connectivity in Egypt


Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar company, recently announced that Nilesat, a leading satellite operator in the MENA region, has purchased a Hughes JUPITER™ System Gateway and will use Hughes JUPITER terminals for its Nilesat 301 satellite. The implementation will begin in Q2 2024 and is expected to be complete by the end of Q3 2024.

“The Nilesat vision is to be the role model for satellite services in the MENA region,” said Major General Sameh Katta, Chairman and CEO of Nilesat. “After careful technical and commercial evaluation, we verified that the Hughes JUPITER System provided the efficiency, reliability, flexibility and high performance needed to help us offer the best service delivery to Nilesat subscribers.”

“The need for internet access is growing in the MENA region, and Hughes is pleased to be working with Nilesat to deliver access to rural areas,” said Vaibhav Magow, vice president of Hughes. Our JUPITER System is the de facto standard for satellite connectivity, and it will serve Nilesat very well.”

As the leading ground platform across the industry, the Hughes JUPITER System meets operator requirements with bandwidth and cost efficiencies, especially compared to other satellite ground systems. The latest JUPITER technology incorporates software-defined satellite networking and dynamic in-route reconfiguration for the highest possible efficiency. Additionally, every user terminal’s new “system on a chip” supports increasingly high speeds and various services.

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About Nilesat

Nilesat is a leading provider of satellite services in the Middle East and Africa. Founded in 1996, the company has a long history of providing reliable, high-quality customer services. Nilesat has two ground stations, one in the 6th of October City and one in Alexandria. The company operates multiple geosynchronous communications satellites, all stationed at 7 degrees West. As of 2023, Nilesat broadcasts more than 700 services. Nilesat is committed to meeting its customer’s needs and providing them with the best possible experience.

About Hughes 

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) company, provides broadband equipment and services, managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking, and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments, airlines, and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship internet service, Hughesnet®, connects millions across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers internet access for tens of millions worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, mobile network operators and military customers. For over twenty years, Hughes products and services have helped bring in-flight video and broadband to thousands of aircraft. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports approximately half a million enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. To learn more, visit or follow HughesConnects on X (Twitter) and LinkedIn. 


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