Hughes to Connect 1,800 Indian Bank Sites with Satellite Broadband


Hughes Communications India Private Ltd. (HCIPL), a leading provider of broadband satellite and managed network services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), today announced its selection by the Bank of India (BoI) to provide satellite network connectivity to 1,800 bank branches across the country. The project brings satellite connectivity to Aryavart Bank, Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank (MPGB), Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank (VKGB), and BoI branches that serve rural customers.

Commenting on the occasion, Shivaji Chatterjee, senior vice president and head of enterprise business, Hughes Communication India (P) Ltd., said, “We at Hughes Communications India Pvt Ltd are proud of our association with Bank of India for this vital satellite-based connectivity solution, ensuring network availability and a very good experience across branches. Bank of India is one of our oldest customers and a staunch believer in the value of satellite connectivity in delivering services to their customers and ensuring continuous and reliable operations.” 

 The network will be powered by the Hughes JUPITER System, including routers, gateways and network management designed for high performance and efficiency, using capacity on the GSAT11 and NSS12 satellites. The de-facto industry standard, the JUPITER System is the most widely deployed ground network platform in the world. 


This award adds to HCIPL’s robust portfolio of banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) customers, including more than 30 nationalized and private banks and connecting over 30,000 branches and 40,000 ATMs.

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