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Hughes Achieves Major Milestone of Over Three Million Satellite Terminals Shipped

  Hughes Achieves Major Milestone of Over Three Million Satellite Terminals
                                   Shipped

Global Leader Ships a Record 487,000 Terminals in 2012

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 14, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 14,2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Network Systems, LLC
(HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services,
today announced that it has shipped more than 487,000 broadband satellite
terminals in 2012, the most ever in one year, bringing its cumulative number
of satellite terminals shipped worldwide to more than 3.3 million.

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The new record reinforces the company's leadership in both broadband satellite
services and technology, with customers in over 100 countries and in all
market segments. Large and small enterprises across virtually all vertical
sectors, along with government and multi-national organizations, rely on
Hughes for an ever-expanding range of broadband networking solutions. Its
leading consumer high-speed satellite Internet service in North America is
growing at an accelerated rate since the launch of HughesNet^® Gen4 service in
October 2012, powered by the EchoStar XVII Ka-band satellite with JUPITER^™
high throughput technology — with over 200,000 HT terminals shipped in the
last quarter of 2012.

"Every one of those 3.3 million terminals is a testament to the trust placed
in Hughes by our customers for their communications solutions," said Pradman
Kaul, president of Hughes. "It's what drives us to innovate and continually
advance our satellite technology and services — ensuring they succeed, so we
succeed. And that hasn't changed since we shipped the first VSAT terminal 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 3.3 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing
over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by
the 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 EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite
operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes,
please visit www.hughes.com.

©2013 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes, HughesNet and
JUPITER are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Website: http://www.hughes.com
Contact: Judy Blake, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-301-601-7330,
judy.blake@hughes.com ; or Jill Searl, Brodeur Partners, +1-603-559-5824,
jsearl@brodeur.com
 
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