Hughes Demonstrates Global Leadership in Satellite Technology at Mexico City Seminar

Broadband leader showcases solutions for government, enterprise, consumers/small business; unveils future-proof, high-capacity, dual Ka-/Ku-band platform

Jun 03, 2010, 08:00 ET from Hughes Network Systems, LLC

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the world's leading provider of broadband satellite networks and services, presented its latest technology offerings at its seminar in Mexico City on May 25 entitled, "The Global IP Solution via Satellite." Approximately 100 participants from major Mexican companies attended including Enlaces Integra, Telmex, Pemex, Telecomm, Pegaso, Screencast, and SCT and heard presentations by Hughes executives covering a full spectrum of advanced Ka- and Ku-band technologies and customer success stories, particularly projects managed by its strong technical support team in Mexico.

"Hughes has been committed to the Mexican marketplace for the past 17 years and has established an enviable base of commercial and institutional customers, as evidenced by the attendees at this seminar," said Robert Feierbach, vice president of global sales and marketing, International at Hughes, who was a keynote speaker at the event. "Together, we are succeeding in bringing high-quality broadband satellite connectivity to businesses, schools, and homes across this country, helping to close the digital divide and grow the economy."

High Capacity, Dual Ka/Ku-Band Platform

Hughes unveiled the HN9400, the newest member of its market-leading family of routers, designed to deliver the maximum performance on today's Ku- or Ka-band platforms, while being future-proof for next-generation, high-throughput systems. The powerful HN9400 supports up to 60 Mbps of throughput on the forward channel and is fully compliant with IPoS/DVB-S2/ACM, the world's most successful satellite industry standard. Incorporating advanced adaptive LDPC coding on the return channel, the HN9400 provides up to 20 percent improvement in link performance, thereby enabling very efficient use of satellite capacity. Capable of operating in Ka- or Ku-bands and with upstream rates of up to 3 Mbps, the HN9400 is an ideal platform to deliver even the most bandwidth-demanding services on today's and future satellites.

Global Services and Solutions

Hughes owns and operates service businesses around the globe operating with over 22 satellites, and in a series of customer video stories and displays, highlighted the many benefits of broadband solutions for government and enterprises, ranging from digital media, to distance learning, to broadband-on-the-move on airplanes, trains, and ships. With over 2.2 million cumulative VSATs shipped to customers in more than 100 countries, and 320,000 units shipped in 2009 alone, double the competition, Hughes demonstrated that it is the undisputed leader of the global VSAT business, consistently holding more than 50 percent market share according to the COMSYS VSAT 2009 report.

Eloy Mendez, head of sales at Hughes de Mexico, stated, "Hughes broadband technology and services combine the highest level of reliability and affordability. With over 30,000 terminals in service in Mexico, our customers can be confident that the skilled, local Hughes team is always available for comprehensive technical and program support contributing to their success in this market."

About Hughes Network Systems

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. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.2 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

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

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