Hughes Network Systems, LLC. announced the successful testing of 5G satellite backhaul with the company's JUPITER™ System ground platform. Hughes engineers connected 5G devices to the internet with JUPITER System infrastructure – comprising a tiny aperture terminal (VSAT), gateway, and high throughput satellite – in a series of tests at its Germantown, MD, gateway. The testing confirmed Hughes' technology's interoperability with a 5G open radio access network (O-RAN) system, which represents any 3GPP-based, freestanding 5G deployment.
Mobile network operators use JUPITER System equipment to power hundreds of backhaul sites for 2G, 3G, and LTE traffic worldwide, with a clear path to 5G now available.
The tests were performed using COMSovereign's deployable, standards-based 5G Open RAN-compliant system. COMSovereign is an American provider of 4G LTE advanced and 5G communication systems and solutions. The National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") uses the same approach to evaluate and demonstrate 5G systems.
"We look forward to potential opportunities to work with Hughes and to assist the entire satellite communications industry in harnessing state-of-the-art 5G and beyond technology. Satellite and mobile operators can deploy our 5G solution on their existing hardware without disrupting their architectures, along with excellent quality of experience and maximum utilization of available bandwidth."
Dr. Dustin McIntire, CTO of COMSovereign
The JUPITER System is utilized on more than 75 satellites worldwide. It is the most popular ground platform, establishing the de facto standard for traditional and high-throughput applications such as satellite internet, business networking, community Wi-Fi hotspots, and cellular backhaul.