AB9400 System Enables Broadnet Czech to Offer Advanced IP Services
Hughes Network Systems, Inc. (HNS), the world's leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and a major supplier of wireless access systems, announced today it has been awarded a contract by Broadnet Czech, a.s. to supply the HNS AB9400 28 GHz LMDS point-to-multipoint system in Prague, Czech Republic. The initial network will begin commercial service in late September 2004.
In announcing the contract award, Ivan Nedvidek, managing director of Broadnet Czech commented, "The AB9400 28 GHz LMDS product line has advanced features and capabilities that enable us to provide the latest in IP services. HNS delivered the system that meets or exceeds our customers' requirements, including full QoS (quality of service) support for IP and ATM traffic, as well as supporting simultaneous TDM, ATM, and IP traffic at both the subscriber and hub sites."
"We are pleased that Broadnet Czech selected HNS for this important network," said Tom Hsu, senior vice president and general manager of the Broadband Carrier Networks division at HNS. "With our 28 GHz LMDS product, Broadnet is targeting a segment of the IP services market that DSL cannot reach. We are especially happy to have been chosen over their incumbent LMDS network supplier and several other competitors."
The AB9400 system enables Broadnet Czech to offer its business customers better performance and higher data rates than competing DSL service. The system allows carriers to offer service such as 1 Mbps guaranteed throughput with 29 Mbps maximum burst rate, compared to DSL's typical 2 Mbps maximum burst rate. Also, high-priority service can be assigned for real-time IP applications such as voice over IP (VoIP) devices.
"If multiple tenants in a building subscribe to the service, each user and each application can be assigned a separate virtual circuit with its own quality of service and traffic parameters," added Vinay Patel, senior marketing director for Broadband Carrier Networks at HNS.
"Services being offered through this local access platform can satisfy the needs of any enterprise from a small firm to large corporations, which need high capacity (up to 29 Mbps) and service availability comparable to fiber optic systems," said Nedvidek.
"Broadnet Czech is regularly targeting these enterprises with a complete portfolio of telecommunication services that are integrated into a single connection. Fast Internet access, leased lines, private networks or VPNs, TDM/VoIP services, value-added services -- all these and other client specific solutions will be created by Broadnet Czech and delivered on the most advanced and sophisticated platform, the HNS AB9400 LMDS."