Hughes Selected by Maju Nusa to Supply HX System 4.0 for Satellite-Based Cellular Backhaul Services in Southeast Asia

   Hughes Selected by Maju Nusa to Supply HX System 4.0 for Satellite-Based
                 Cellular Backhaul Services in Southeast Asia

HX NOC and 130 Hughes HX terminals to connect 2G and 3G cellular sites in
rural areas

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 26, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Network Systems, LLC
(HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services,
today announced that it has signed a contract with Maju Nusa Sdn Bhd
(Majunusa), Malaysia's fastest growing VSAT service provider, to supply an HX
System 4.0 NOC (Network Operations Center) and 130 HX broadband satellite
terminals. Majunusa will utilize the System to deliver cellular backhaul
services for 2G and 3G sites in rural areas without access to cost-effective
terrestrial communications.


Launched in 2012, the HX System 4.0 includes a host of technology enhancements
such as low jitter/delay and real-time streaming, making it ideal for cellular
backhaul applications. Additionally, the HX90 satellite broadband router
features a new optimized encapsulation scheme on the outroute and advanced
LDPC coding on the inroute, yielding best-in-class throughputs and lowest
operational costs on satellite links.

Shahruddin Salehuddin, managing director of Majunusa said, "Hughes is one of
our alliance partners and provides us with the leading-edge platforms and
technology we need to deliver market-winning IP-based solutions over
satellite. The Hughes HX System 4.0 allows us to connect remote parts of the
country and offer cost-effective backhaul for cellular mobile services without
having to worry about jitter and latency on the satellite network."

"For people who live in these rural areas, this will be the first time that
they will have cellular services in their communities," said Ramesh Ramaswamy,
vice president of sales and marketing, International Division at Hughes.
"Hughes is deeply committed to delivering solutions that meet the challenge of
providing cost-effective communications in rural and remote areas worldwide."

Hughes was selected based on its excellent reputation among existing customers
in the region and Majunusa's success in operating their first Hughes HX System
ordered at the end of 2011. Installation of the new HX network has begun and
is expected to be completed by April 2013.

About Maju Nusa
Maju Nusa Sdn Bhd (Majunusa), headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia and
incorporated in September of 1993, is a managed network service provider and
systems integrator. Majunusa is the fastest growing VSAT service provider in
Malaysia, delivering innovative, reliable and cost- effective solutions and
premium managed services to its customers using leading edge technology.
Through strategic alliances with its international principals, it has evolved
to specialize in providing sophisticated, state-of-the-art, total IP-based and
industry-leading telecommunications solutions.

Majunusa currently has two VSAT hubs in Malaysia to serve customers in
Malaysia and South East Asia. For additional information, please 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

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

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Contact: Judy Blake, Hughes Network Systems, +1 (301) 601-7330,; Jill Searl, Brodeur Partners, +1 (603) 559-5824,
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