Low-latency consumer satellite service from Hughes

Satellite communications specialist Hughes Network Systems has started rolling out a new low-latency satellite Internet offering to consumers in select US markets.

Available as HughesNet Fusion plans, the company says the multipath offering seamlessly blends Geostationary (GEO) satellite and wireless technologies into a fast and responsive satellite Internet experience.

“With HughesNet Fusion plans, we are solving the latency challenge inherent with GEO technology, while maximizing the many advantages of these time-tested satellites, including low cost, reliability, dense capacity and widespread availability,” commented Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “GEO satellites are the workhorses of the connected ecosystem, essential for meeting the demand for connectivity everywhere, particularly in rural areas, whether alone or in combination with other transports such as wireless and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.”

The Hughes multipath technology was previewed for reporters at the SATELLITE conference in March 2022. Currently, HughesNet customers in select markets who want a faster, more responsive satellite Internet experience can take advantage of the HughesNet Fusion plans.

“We are rapidly entering an era in which hybrid connectivity—both multi-transport and multi-orbit—will be commonplace,” added Kaul. “To realize that connected future, at Hughes we are integrating different transports with smart technologies and managed services to create a dynamic, always-on, connected environment that we call the ActiveComms Ecosystem. The HughesNet Fusion plans are an outcome of that approach.”

“HughesNet Fusion plans to elevate satellite Internet as we know it today,” said Peter Gulla, senior vice president, Hughes. “The multipath solution represents our continued commitment to meet the changing needs of those who live where other high-speed providers do not reach. The launch of our ultra-high density JUPITER 3 satellite next year will bring further service enhancements, including service plans with speeds up to 100 Mbps down.”

Delivering low-latency satellite connectivity with 25 Mbps download speeds and no hard data limits, HughesNet Fusion plans are now available to HughesNet customers in select regions across the country. Hughes aims to roll out the offering in markets across the US later in 2022.

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