* High-Performance Network to Span Bank of India and Affiliated Regional Rural Bank Branches across Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra
Hughes Communications India Private Ltd. (HCIPL), a leading provider of broadband satellite and managed network services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), today announced its selection by the Bank of India (BoI) to provide satellite network connectivity to 1,800 bank branches across the country. The project brings satellite connectivity to Aryavart Bank, Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank (MPGB), Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank (VKGB), and BoI branches that serve rural customers.
Commenting on the occasion, Shivaji Chatterjee, senior vice president and head of enterprise business, Hughes Communication India (P) Ltd., said, “We at Hughes Communications India Pvt Ltd are proud of our association with Bank of India for this vital satellite-based connectivity solution, ensuring network availability and a very good experience across branches. Bank of India is one of our oldest customers and a staunch believer in the value of satellite connectivity in delivering services to their customers and ensuring continuous and reliable operations.”
The network will be powered by the Hughes JUPITER™ System, including routers, gateways and network management designed for high performance and efficiency, using capacity on the GSAT11 and NSS12 satellites. The de-facto industry standard, the JUPITER System is the most widely deployed ground network platform in the world.
This award adds to HCIPL’s robust portfolio of banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) customers, including more than 30 nationalized and private banks and connecting over 30,000 branches and 40,000 ATMs.
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Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship Internet service, HughesNet®, connects more than 1.5 million subscribers across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers Internet access for tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, in-flight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports nearly 500,000 enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes is owned by EchoStar.