GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Communications, Inc. (Hughes), through its subsidiary HNS Americas Comunicacoes Ltda., today announced that it has been declared the winner of two orbital slots in the auction conducted on August 30 by ANATEL, the Brazilian communications regulatory authority. The orbital slots are at 45 degrees West and 68.5 degrees West and will operate in the BSS, Ka-, and X-bands.
Hughes is already a major player in the broadband business in Brazil, providing a wide range of managed network services to the banking, education, retail, and utilities sectors. With this win, the company looks forward to making use of these slots to expand its video and data service offerings in one of the fastest growing regions of the world.
About Hughes Communications, Inc.
Hughes Communications, Inc. (Hughes) is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. 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. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.