GERMANTOWN, Md., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that Galaxy Broadband Communications, Inc., a leading Canadian satellite services company, has selected the Hughes HX System 4.0 to expand its offerings in the United States and Canada. Galaxy has purchased a Hughes HX gateway and HX90 and HX200 satellite terminals to provide IP networks for resource, government and enterprise markets in North America.
Galaxy deployed its first Hughes HN System gateway in 2006, and currently owns and operates multiple HN System gateways at its Network Operations Center (NOC) in Mississauga, Ontario. With the addition of the HX System 4.0, Galaxy is expanding its existing Ku-band services in Canada and the U.S., as well as adding a new Ka-band service covering the resource-rich areas of Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador.
"We looked at many satellite network providers when undertaking our network expansion, but after extensive evaluation, we selected Hughes and their next-generation HX platform due to its superior technology and performance," said Rick Hodgkinson, president and CEO of Galaxy. "HX is an ideal platform for meeting our customers' increasing network demands for applications such as video, VoIP, security, large camp morale services and rig data applications. We have worked with Hughes for many years and they are a trusted partner.""We are extremely pleased that Galaxy selected the HX platform to expand their network capabilities," said Sam Baumel, vice president, SME sales & marketing at Hughes. "Galaxy has substantial expertise in high QoS (Quality of Service) applications and supporting the mission-critical communications needs of enterprise customers. The HX platform provides Galaxy with significant performance advantages today, and will enable Galaxy to meet and exceed its customers' needs for years to come." Launched in 2012, the HX System 4.0 includes a host of technology enhancements such as low jitter/delay and real-time streaming. The HX90 and HX200 broadband satellite routers feature high efficiency and lower satellite operational costs through an optimized encapsulation scheme on the outroute, and through LDPC coding on the inroute, providing operators with best-in-class throughputs and capacity efficiencies.