Canadian firm XipLink has agreed to extend its technology solutions to the U.S. satellite communications service provider Hughes in order to provide broadband connectivity to thousands of public schools in Mexico.
XipLink has stated that it has deployed Hub Optimization (HO) appliances to increase the speed of data on the telecom network being built by Hughes. “The Hughes team had performance concerns surrounding the number of Internet session counts that are generated by the large number of schools on the network, but the XipLink XHO platform exceeded our expectations,” said David Jupin, vice president, International Division at Hughes.
As per the contract signed with the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT), Hughes is building an 11,000-site broadband satellite network to bring Internet and voice connectivity to previously un-served and under-served regions.
The contract, worth about $24 million, will not only connect schools, but also hospitals, government locations, community centers and public calling offices across Mexico’s 32 states. The Germantown, Maryland-based company says it will also supply nearly 1,100 solar power systems to support equipment off the power grid.