Hughes Communications India to Provide 'Live' Satellite-Enabled Training Academy to Maruti Suzuki

   Hughes Communications India to Provide 'Live' Satellite-Enabled Training
                           Academy to Maruti Suzuki

Interactive training to benefit Maruti employees and partners across
distribution chain at more than 30 remote locations

PR Newswire

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15, 2013

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Communications India, Ltd.
(HCIL), a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), today announced
that it is providing Maruti Suzuki, Ltd with a digital training academy
incorporating satellite broadband technologyto provide "live" training across
their distribution chain including company factories and offices, as well as
key dealer outlets. Hughes will provide the studio integration at the Maruti
Training Academy, classroom integration at the regional training offices, and
set up the interactive delivery platform through a high-powered Ku- band
satellite network. The training sessions will be conducted from a centralised
studio at Maruti Suzuki's Gurgaon plant to over 30 locations across India.
Training programmes will include technical, commercial, HR, and product module

Training sessions will be offered through the Hughes Interactive Onsite
Learning (IOL) platform which seamlessly integrates the strengths and
advantages of the traditional method of education with the latest in
technology. Using a very powerful interface, the platform is easy to use, high
quality and integrates solutions that are usable across heterogeneous
networks. The platform allows Maruti's trainers to have high quality,
interactive, real-time and two-way engagement with dispersed participants
across the most remote locations individually or simultaneously.

At the launch of the Maruti Suzuki Training Academy, S. Y. Siddiqui, chief
operating officer, Maruti Suzuki, said "The idea of the Maruti Suzuki Training
Academy stems from the need to have skilled manpower in all aspects of our
growing business. While colleagues within Maruti Suzuki will benefit from this
academy, this facility is expected to bring value to the entire value chain of
our operations. This academy will meet the need for appropriate training for
the existing employees and will specifically orient new employees to the
contemporary manufacturing culture."

"We were looking for technology which is stable, proven and scalable. We are
happy to partner with HCIL for such a critical project," said Rajesh Uppal,
executive director of IT and CIO at Maruti Suzuki.

Partho Bannerjee, president and managing director of HCIL, commented, "We're
looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Maruti Suzuki. We're
now seeing many companies with large branch networks take advantage of the
Hughes satellite broadband solution to create a robust training infrastructure
that spans the entire distribution ecosystem from employees to partners."

The Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform provides breakthrough
solutions for employee- friendly corporates like Maruti for learning and
development across even the most remote locations since physical classroom
training and residential courses are becoming difficult to manage, especially
when people are geographically dispersed.

About Maruti Suzuki
Maruti Suzuki India Limited, popularly referred to asMaruti, is a subsidiary
company of JapaneseautomakerSuzuki Motor Corporation. It has a market share
of 37% of the Indian passenger car market as of November 2012. Maruti Suzuki
offers a complete range of cars from entry levelto hatchback, sedans'C'
segment, Multi-Purpose vehicle and Sports Utility vehicle.

It was the first company in India to mass produce and sell more than a million
cars. It is largely credited for having brought an automobile revolution to
India and is the market leader in India. Maruti recently sold its 10
million^th vehicle in India.

About Hughes Communications India
HCIL is a majority owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes),
the world's largest provider of broadband satellite networks and services.
HCIL is the largest satellite service operator in India providing a
comprehensive range of broadband networking technologies, solutions and
services for businesses and governments, including Managed Services to meet
every communications challenge. More information is available at

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,
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SOURCE Hughes Communications India, Ltd.

Contact: Shilpa Choudhury, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, (0124) 3072668,; or Puneet Rai, Six Degrees PR, +91 9953427444
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