Hughes to Demonstrate High-Speed Wireless 4G/LTE over Satellite at U.S. Navy JIFX Event

 Hughes to Demonstrate High-Speed Wireless 4G/LTE over Satellite at U.S. Navy
                                  JIFX Event

Integrated Solution Enables Real-Time Video On-the-Move for Military and
Government Customers

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 13, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Network Systems, LLC
(HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services,
today announced that it willdemonstrate high-speed wireless 4G/LTE
capabilities over satellite at the Naval Postgraduate School's field event on
February 11-14, 2013 at Camp Roberts, California. The Joint Interagency Field
Exploration (JIFX 13-2) will assess the potential for new capabilities to
address the needs of combatant commanders and federal agencies.

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"Today's warfighters and emergency responders are taking advantage of new data
capabilities to advance the mission, but the ability to deliver real-time
video communications on-the-move with small, interoperable devices has been
elusive," said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes
Defense and Intelligence Systems Division. "With this demonstration, Hughes
is proud to provide an extensive military field-test of satellite-enabled
4G/LTE connectivity for video calls."

Hughes will demonstrate wireless 4G/LTE transmissions employing satellite
connectivity at download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps,
including video streaming, push-to-talk (PTT) communications and situational

The JIFX event will be conducted in cooperation with operational
representatives from each of the unified combatant commands and the Department
of Homeland Security. At the event, representatives from government R&D
organizations, academia and private industry will explore technologies to
increase military capability, reduce costs and collaborate with partner
nations and organizations. For more details on the event, visit:

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

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trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

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Contact: Erin Studer, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-301-601-7216,; Kristin Graybill, ConnellyWorks, Inc.,
+1-571-323-2585 ext. 2190,
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