Hughes Introduces New JUPITER Ka-Band Routers to Global Market

        Hughes Introduces New JUPITER Ka-Band Routers to Global Market

High-Throughput Technology Now Available to Expand Ka-band Services Worldwide

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 13, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Network Systems, LLC
(Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services,
today announced the availability of its JUPITER^™ high-throughput technology
to the global market, beginning with two new Ka-band satellite routers ― the
HN9600 and HN9800.

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These advanced Ka-band routers incorporate the same JUPITER technology that is
the cornerstone for HughesNet^® Gen4 high-speed satellite Internet service in
the U.S. With over 659,000 subscribers (YE2012), HughesNet is the world's
largest consumer satellite service, offering a choice of affordable plans and
speeds up to 15 Mbps. The first two international service providers to offer
the new routers are Avanti Communications on its Hylas 1 and 2 satellites over
Europe, Africa and the Middle East; and Yahsat, on its Yahclick service in the
Middle East, Africa and SW Asia.

"JUPITER high-throughput technology has exceeded expectations in powering
growth of our new HughesNet Gen4 service launched last October — bringing
faster speeds, greater capacity and a richer network experience to our North
American customers," said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. "But Hughes is
the global leader in Ka-band satellite communications, and so these new
routers represent just the first steps in seeding JUPITER technology
worldwide."

Featuring a compact, integrated external radio unit with a single IFL cable
for easy and rapid installation, both the HN9600 and HN9800 support the most
bandwidth-demanding services offered on the latest generation of Ka-band
satellites. The new routers are fully compliant with the industry-leading
IPoS/DVB-S2 standard for optimized delivery of broadband services over
satellite channels.

Ideal for enterprises of all sizes, the HN9800 incorporates innovative LDPC
coding for superior modem performance with improved bandwidth efficiency. It
also includes many WAN optimization features such as accelerated TCP and HTTP
acceleration, DNS caching and strong data compression that significantly
improves the end-user's web browsing experience.

The HN9600 is designed for customers seeking cost-effective connectivity for
consumer/small office installations. It incorporates advanced coding and WAN
optimization features, while also supporting Hughes On-Demand Streaming
capabilities for high-quality Voice-over-IP (VoIP) traffic. Both HN9600 and
HN9800 routers are commercially available now.

See them at SATELLITE 2013
Hughes will showcase the new routers at the SATELLITE 2013 Conference, which
takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC,
exhibit booth #6001, March 19-21, 2013.

To schedule an interview with a Hughes executive, please contact Jill Searl,
Brodeur Partners, at (603) 559-5824.

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 and HughesNet
are registered trademarks and JUPITER is a trademark of Hughes Network
Systems, LLC.

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

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