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 Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), one of the leading test preparatory coaching institutes and now a part of Bengaluru-based EdTech company, Byju’s, for an interactive satellite broadband network. AESL chose Hughes and its industry-defining JUPITER™ System ground platform to connect more than 100 educational centers with High-Throughput Satellite connectivity as part of its nationwide network.
Under the three-year initial contract, Hughes will provide a managed service including satellite bandwidth from the GSAT 18 satellite, Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) at each learning centre, and 24 x 7 network operation – all to deliver reliable, uninterrupted connectivity across AESL’s growing institution.
Commenting on the contract, Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director, AESL, said: “We are expanding the scope and reach of hybrid classrooms with VSAT connectivity, wherein our students can make the best use of both offline and online learning, including remote access to live lectures. Having a reliable and seamless interactive learning environment enabled by Hughes can ensure that there is no disruption in education. We look forward to improving the learning outcomes of our students multifold with more standardized delivery of training and personalised coaching.”
Commenting on the occasion, Shivaji Chatterjee, SVP and Head of Enterprise business, HCIPL, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Aakash Educational Services, as they continue to innovate learning models to address students’ needs, during and post the pandemic. With our advanced connectivity solutions, Hughes will support a high-quality, two-way interactive learning experience with state-of-the-art satellite technology to recreate a virtual, yet live, classroom environment. Moreover, this will help Aakash provide the best hybrid learning experience for students and expand into newer territories.”
Hughes provides connectivity services to thousands of classrooms across India, helping to bridge the Education Divide. Secondary schools, colleges and universities, corporate offices, training centers, and coaching institutions benefit from pathbreaking distance learning solutions from Hughes.