Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has announced the successful conclusion of extensive integration testing of the Hughes broadband satellite platforms in providing cellular backhaul links for Telma Madagascar, a convergent operator.
The Hughes HN and HX platforms were integrated with several manufacturers’ GSM and CDMA equipment and Telma has now placed these links into active service. After a competitive evaluation, Telma had earlier purchased both Hughes HN and HX series network operating centers (NOCs) and 300 broadband satellite terminals, which are used to deliver rural telephony, corporate telephony, internet access, intranet, and wireless backhaul services. The CDMA links support residential and payphone services, while the GSM links support mobile services.
Gilles Villenaut, COO of Telma, said: The Hughes broadband satellite systems have been tested extensively and the results are fully compliant with a full carrier-class backhauling service.