Hughes Europe and Bentley Walker provide Ka-band services to the Middle East

October 24, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Hughes Europe and Bentley Walker will launch Ka-band communications services in the Middle East over the Avanti Hylas 2 satellite, opening up significant new satellite capacity in the region.

As part of the new agreement, which builds on the companies' existing long-standing relationship, Bentley Walker has purchased three additional Gateway NOCs from Hughes. This includes two of the latest HX System 4.0s, enabling resellers to set up local Virtual Network Operators (VNOs).

This will allow Bentley Walker to augment its existing Ka-band broadband offering, providing broadband communications services to US military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan for morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) purposes. Existing users will be able to benefit from an easy upgrade path to the new Ka-band service, which offers higher throughput speeds at lower cost using a smaller dish.