Hughes deploys a satellite broadband network for UBI

Published Date
02 - Jun - 2008
| Last Updated
02 - Jun - 2008
 
Hughes deploys a satellite broadband network for UBI

Hughes announced that it has deployed a satellite broadband network for Union Bank of India (UBI) for running the formers Core banking solution across 400 branches and ATMs in the country

Hughes Communications India, a provider of satellite broadband services, Managed Network Services and products for businesses, governments and consumers announced that it has deployed a satellite broadband network for Union Bank of India (UBI) for running the formers Core banking solution across 400 branches and ATMs in the country. As part of the deployment, Hughes will also connect the UBI network to its Managed Services NOC in Gurgaon. In addition, Hughes will also set up a dedicated 24x7 technical support helpdesk to network assistance to UBI.
 
Valued at Rs. 2.2 crores with a contract period of 5 years, the project is being carried out in two phases with the first phase already under completion. The contract includes the deployment of a turnkey network which encompasses system integration, satellite bandwidth and network management.
 
The network is built on a Satellite based VPN technology and consists of a central NOC that is connected to the various branches/ATMs of UBI using satellite as a medium.  UBI’s data centers are connected to the central managed services NOC of Hughes using terrestrial links.
 
“Over the years having worked with over 50 top banks in the country, we have developed a strong understanding on the needs and nuances of the banking sector and the importance of speed in any deployment. For UBI, we had a dedicated team working 24X7 to complete the project in the required time. This has enabled UBI to become the first large nationalized bank with 100 percent core banking solution”, Partho Banerjee, President & CEO, Hughes Communications India Ltd. “I am extremely proud that we were able to contribute to this achievement of UBI and look forward to partnering with them as they charter new roadmaps for the future”, he added.

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