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Hawaii Pacific Teleport Launches New Afghanistan Satellite Service

Sunday, November 1, 2009   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Randall Barney
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Afghanistan Satellite is a new Afghanistan to USA communications service offered by Hawaii Pacific Teleport. The service is provided on the JCSAT 3A satellite at orbital position 128E operated by Sky Perfect JSAT corporation of Japan. The satellite footprint covers all of Afghanistan and adjoining countries including Pakistan and supports two way communications service in excess of 2 Megabits on small c-band antennas with a 2.4 meter diameter.

The new service is unique because it offers the only one hop satellite connection between Afghanistan and the USA through HPT teleport in Hawaii. Most other commercial satellite services in Afghanistan operate on less reliable ku-band spectrum and are typically routed through foreign teleports in Russia, Germany or Hong Kong which may be less desirable for those customers whose traffic may be better served by a teleport based on US soil.

Advantageously the new Afghanistan Satellite service provides the lowest latency communications link from Afghanistan to most of the USA which is important for defense contractors who for security reasons need to use ‘thin client’ server based computing to eliminate storing classified information on computers in Afghanistan.

The JCSAT 3A satellite is precision operated by SkyPerfect JSAT company from their Yokohama TT&C in Japan, one of 12 satellites in the JSAT fleet which has in an in-orbit back up satellite

 Hawaii Pacific Teleport operates the only US located teleport providing service on this unique satellite. The teleport is based on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and is operated 24x7 by a team of satellite and internet engineers. JCSAT-3A is just one of over 10 satellites accessed from Hawaii Pacific Teleport. The teleport is connected by 300Mbps high speed fiber across redundant submarine fiber links to the Internet backbone on the US west coast. HPT services customers with mission critical communications in both the military, oil and gas industries.

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