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Hughes Executives to Address SATCON 2012


CEO and Senior Team on Sessions about Future of Satellite Communications and Architectures for Military, Government, and Commercial Use

GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network and application services, today announced it will participate in four sessions at SATCON 2012: The Satellite Communications Conference & Expo.  

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Hughes at SATCON 2012


November 14-15, 2012


Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, New York

SATCON Military: Building an Enterprise Architecture
Wednesday, November 14:  10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.:  Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD), will moderate a panel on how the military can apply commercial satellite architectures to affordably implement complex networks. Panelists will outline requirements for more efficient and resilient solutions to support everything from the tactical warfighter to logistics, including network management, bandwidth efficiency, hybrid satellite/wireless/terrestrial technologies, and high-throughput satellite technology.

SATCON: Satellite Broadband: The Moment of Truth
Wednesday, November 14: 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.:  Mike Cook, senior vice president of Hughes North America Division, will join a panel of industry leaders to discuss the markets, applications, challenges and the future of broadband satellites, including new generation Ka-band satellites, such as Hughes SPACEWAY® 3 and the recently launched EchoStar XVII, with well over 100 Gbps capacity. Using multi-spot beam technologies, they are creating opportunities to cost-effectively compete with high-speed terrestrial broadband for consumer, government and enterprise services.

SATCON: Disaster Response: The Role of Satellite Communications
Wednesday, November 14: 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.:  Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of Government Markets, will participate on a panel exploring three aspects of the emergency preparedness challenge – the development of  rapidly deployable disaster recovery networks; an upgrade path to support medium and long-term development requirements; and closer co-ordination among decision-makers.

Keynote Panel: The Future of Satellite Communications: New Developments, New Technologies and New Markets
Thursday, November 15:  9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.:  Pradman Kaul, President of Hughes, will participate on a panel of industry leaders to discuss trends for the future of the satellite communications market.  He will discuss recent developments such as the HughesNet® Gen4 high-speed Internet service for the consumer market, powered by the EchoStar XVII satellite with JUPITER high-throughput technology, one of the highest throughput Ka-band satellites ever built.

Arunas Slekys, Hughes vice president of Corporate Marketing and GM Russia & CIS Business, and Mr. Lober serve on the SATCON 2012 Advisory Board.

For more information on SATCON 2012, 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 2.8 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

©2012 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar Company.  Hughes, HughesNet and SPACEWAY are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. JUPITER is a trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

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