Bank BRI adopts Hughes' JUPITER satellite broadband solution

FinTech Innovation editors

PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) plans to use Hughes’ JUPITER System to power services over BRIsat, Bank BRI’s satellite covering Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

The next-generation satellite broadband solution is expected to provide Bank BRI with an enterprise grade WAN to connect tens of thousands of sites with the Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, scalability and availability necessary to meet customer banking needs throughout the region.

The JUPITER System Gateway provides a single platform compatible on both C- and Ku-band satellite capacity, resulting in enhanced operational efficiencies and bandwidth utilization. The system also incorporates redundant primary and secondary gateways to deliver 99.9% availability, with the aim to ensure Bank BRI can serve more customers in Indonesia with the reliability and quality necessary for critical banking needs.

“Bank BRI is looking forward to working with Hughes to connect our Bank BRI sites and more than 50 million customers throughout Indonesia,” said Meiditomo Sutyarjoko, head of the bank's satellite and terrestrial division.

“We required a solution with high reliability, efficiency and scalability to enable branch- and mobile-based business and consumer banking applications across Indonesia, and we selected Hughes for their leading solution, technical expertise and global leadership in satellite connectivity.”

Hughes expects to fulfill the initial order for two gateways and several hundred sites by year-end.

First published in FinTech Innovation

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