Hughes completes deployment of broadband satellite network for Microcom

11 May 2011

Hughes Network Systems has announced the deployment of several HX System broadband satellite networks for Microcom DRC, a broadband service provider in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), founded by Leon Ntale. Microcom is operating the HX Systems to provide high speed internet access, corporate intranet, and VPN services to customers in DRC and neighbouring countries under the footprint of Intelsat’s IS25 satellite. ‘As a well known telecommunications provider in the DRC for more than 20 years and an ISP for the past ten years, it was critical for Microcom to choose a satellite system supplier with impeccable credentials,’ said Mr Ntale. ‘After a very competitive selection process, we chose Hughes because they offered the best solution and support, as well as their own experience as a service provider.’

Founded in 1982, Microcom operates a private satellite network in twelve cities in DRC. In each city internet access is provided by a WiMAX broadband wireless access network.

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