GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite technologies and services, today announced it shipped more than 327,000 broadband satellite terminals in 2010, the most ever in one year, bringing its cumulative number shipped worldwide to more than 2.5 million.
The new record reinforces the company's leadership in both broadband services and technology, with customers in over 100 countries and in all market segments. Enterprises of all sizes across virtually all vertical sectors, as well as government and multi-national organizations, rely on Hughes for their broadband networking requirements. It's successful HughesNet® consumer service in North America now exceeds over half a million subscribers, and is growing at accelerated rates as qualified customers take advantage of the $58.7 million subsidy awarded to Hughes under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Broadband Stimulus program.
"Every one of those 2.5 million terminals is a testament to the trust placed in Hughes by our customers for their communications solutions," said Pradman Kaul, chairman and CEO of Hughes. "It's what drives us to innovate and continually refine our satellite technology and services—ensuring they succeed, so we succeed. And that hasn't changed since we shipped our first terminal to Wal-Mart in 1986, nor has the pride in our people who make it happen."
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50% market share. Its products employ global standards approved by TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUGH). For more information, please visit www.hughes.com.
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