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Satellite Internet

African satellite ISPs

Bentley Walker HX VSAT hub

The customer HX50 VSAT terminal

HX satellite broadband in South America

Satellite internet access service W3A

Read my experience installing an HX50

Forum posting about a Gambia HX installation

HX VSAT service hub on Telstar 11N with coverage of West, Central and Southern Africa

Bentley Walker have their fifth Hughes HX hub, on Telstar 11N satellite operating in the beam shown below. Service start May 2009.

Enquiries:  Telephone: +44 239 231 1103

HX and Telstar 11N
Telstar 11N Ku band Africa beam

Telstar 11N is located at 37.5 degrees West and utilizes 39 high powered Ku-band transponders to support video and data applications in North America, Europe and Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean.

The satellite's African coverage is promoting the implementation of broadband and video services across the continent and enabling a broad range of users to seamlessly connect their African operations with Europe and North America.

Telstar 11N satellite
Telstar 11N satellite at 37.5 West orbit position.

HX VSAT hub rack
HX  VSAT hub equipment rack.


Telstar 11N was manufactured by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) and Sea Launch provided mission management with its Land Launch partner, Space International Services Ltd. Telesat's newest satellite uses SS/L's proven 1300 platform, has a solar array span of 31 meters and an expected 15 year mission life.

The HX50 is a high-performance customer satellite modem/router designed to support high-bandwidth links with Quality of Service (QoS) features such as Min/Max CIR together with dynamic allocation of bandwidth. With integrated IP features including NAT/PAT, DHCP, RIPV1, RIPV2, and DNS server/relay functionality, together with TCP acceleration and a high-performance satellite modem, the HX50 is the ideal platform to enable high-performance IP connectivity for a variety of applications including internet cafes, community ISP, cellular backhaul, MPLS extension services, virtual leased-line services, and other high-bandwidth solutions.

HX modem
HX50 customer modem

Hughes HX Features

Please contact  for further information.

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Page new ECJ 23 April 2009, amended 14 April 2016