GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced the launch of HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service in Peru. Operating over the Hughes 63 West High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload, HughesNet coverage reaches 97% of Peru's population, bringing the many benefits of affordable broadband Internet access to consumers and businesses throughout the country, including in rural and remote areas that are unserved or underserved by terrestrial broadband. According to Peru's telecommunications regulator, the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications in Peru (OSIPTEL), Internet penetration in rural areas of Peru currently hovers around 10%.
"We are proud to be expanding our signature high-speed satellite service in Peru, furthering coverage across the western hemisphere," said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. "Bringing affordable Internet service, no matter where people or businesses may be, is essential to promoting education, economic development and social well-being and is a keystone of our global strategy."
Hughes pioneered satellite Internet for the mass market, and to date, there are over 1.2 million HughesNet subscribers in the Americas, making it the world's largest high-speed satellite Internet service. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rated HughesNet No. 1 among all U.S. broadband providers, including both terrestrial and satellite, for delivering on advertised speeds.
"Peru is an important market for us in the Americas," said Vinod Jain, vice president of Hughes. "HughesNet in Peru will bring consumers and businesses attractive service plans with download speeds up to 50 Mbps, enabling customers to do more online than ever before, including email, online shopping, downloading music and video, using social media and browsing the web."
HughesNet service is powered by the latest generation of the Hughes JUPITER™ System, the world's most widely deployed satellite broadband platform. Employing the DVB-S2X standard for highly efficient use of satellite bandwidth, the JUPITER System supports a wide range of applications including broadband Internet/Intranet service, community Wi-Fi, cellular backhaul, digital signage and mobility, including aeronautical services.
For more information about HughesNet satellite Internet service in Peru, please visit: www.hughesnet.com.pe
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world's largest satellite network with over 1.2 million residential and business customers across North and South America. For large enterprises and governments, the company's HughesON® managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world's most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 20 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals of all types to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit www.echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.
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