Hughes Executives to Address Broadband Satellite Solutions for Government and Military at SATCON Conference and Expo

Sessions to Feature Communications-on-the-Move and Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services

Oct 06, 2010, 08:30 ET from Hughes Network Systems, LLC

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced today that two senior executives will participate in panel discussions during the upcoming 9th annual SATCON Conference and Expo. The first will focus on communications-on-the-move for the military sector; the second on the Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition (FCSA).

WHAT:  SATCON Conference and Expo

WHEN:  October 13-14, 2010

WHERE:  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, New York

Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition (FCSA) Update

Wednesday, October 13:  2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.:  Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for Government Solutions at Hughes, will participate in a panel discussing the General Services Administration (GSA) and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) FCSA partnership to acquire commercial satellite communications for services across government. The discussion with include a brief history of FCSA, its progress to date and ongoing activities under the contract vehicle.

Optimizing Technology Choices for Comms-on-the-Move

Thursday, October 14:  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:  Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division will serve as a panelist discussing the pervasive need for broadband data on-the-move for military applications. He will also address how rapidly Ku and Ka-band capacities can be deployed for global coverage, including at sea, and how the needs of the military differ from the commercial sector.

Hughes will also showcase its latest technologies and solutions at SATCON 2010 in booth #635.

For more information on the SATCON Conference and Expo, visit

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.

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