European satellite ISPs

The customer HX50 VSAT terminal

HX NOC June 2007

HX on Telstar 11N satellite

Experience installing HX remote VSAT

HX Universal LNB

HX satellite broadband in South America

Specification of Hughes HX50 terminal

Forum discussion: installing HX50 in Iraq


Hughes HX VSAT hub in Moscow

Prodelin dish dimensions

Mode matched feed

HX VSAT hubs

Note added 2022: Hughes HX is now listed as legacy service on the Bentley Walker web site: https://bentley-walker.com/hx50

Based on press release 1st June 2007: Bentley Walker and Hughes Network Systems, LLC., have signed an agreement to deploy an advanced HughesNet HX broadband VSAT satellite hub for the provision of Internet data services out of the Turin, Italy, Eutelsat Skylogic teleport. The system will be run and managed by Bentley Walker, Hughes, and Skylogic, and will utilize the latest technology in broadband satellite Internet not yet seen in Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Mike Darcy, president of Hughes Europe commented, "We are proud to extend the long relationship between Hughes and Bentley Walker. Bentley Walker will be one of the first operators of an HX hub with advanced features including high speed return links, extensive QoS support, plus DVB-S2 with adaptive coding and modulation, which significantly improves space segment efficiency."

Mr. Anthony Walker, CEO of Bentley Walker Ltd commented, "This is a significant investment on our part and will put us at the forefront of this industry in Europe and the Middle East. We are pleased to expand our business as a global hub operator and to have selected Hughes as our supplier for its world leading combination of features, performance, and cost effective platform."

Hughes HX VSAT hub rack
Hughes HX VSAT Hub rack

Hughes HX100 VSAT modem
Hughes HX200 customer VSAT modem up to 2 Msps transmit rate.

Some of the features include:
· 256k, 512k and 1 Msps return links are supported, with multiple return link demodulators.
· Enhanced Quality of Service (QoS)
· Guaranteed bit rate services - Constant Bit Rate (CBR) Service, Adaptive return links
. Constant Bit Rate Service, Minimum and Maximum Committed Information Rate (CIR) Service.

The HX hub incorporates the latest DVB-S2 technology. Two redundant Radyne DM240-XR DVB S-2 modulators are shown in the picture with adaptive coding modulation (ACM), along with automatic return link switching and many other features.  In the middle are five HP ProLiant PC servers. At the bottom of the rack are two Cisco 3750 switches.   I think it is these that are used to provide the QoS features.

Services will be announced very soon.  Bentley Walker expect to install the first hub with satellite internet access service on the EUTELSAT W3A satellite starting in August 2007.

There will be very competitive dedicated Committed Information (CIR) and Constant Bit Rate (CBR) services, similar to Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC), along with shared packages.

The customer terminal Hughes HX CPE VSAT modem comes in standard format and rack mount and features two LAN connections.  There are two models HX50 and HX100 with the HX100 offering up to 1 Msps return link transmission.

Please contact sales@bentleywalker.com  for information about currently provided services and technologies.

For service in the Middle East you may alternatively contact WAFA

Hughes HX50 VSAT modem  

Hughes HX50 customer VSAT modem with up to 1 Msps transmit rate.

Further press release dated 20 June 2007 about this:

More About Hughes Network Systems, LLC: Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Hughes has shipped more than 1.2 million systems to customers in over 100 countries. Its broadband satellite products are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard, approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH). For additional information, please visit www.hughes.com

About Bentley Walker:  Bentley Walker has extensive expertise in providing satellite solutions across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa using the HughesNet Internet service. Whether you are looking for an Internet connection for 1 pc or a multi site communication solution, Bentley Walker can support your needs. Their range of products includes: Two-way Satellite Broadband, Voice over IP (VoIP) and Mobile Satellite Communications Solutions.

For more information and to see how they can support your communication requirements, please go to www.bentley-walker.com

* Update 14 April 2016:  Bentley Walker are presently oeprating HX hubs on E8W, Yamal 402, T11n and Hylas 2 Zimbabwe Ka band.

Hughes and HughesNet are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

Page started 1 June 2007 ECJ, amended 12 March 2022.