Hughes Introduces High-Speed BGAN Mobile Satellite Terminal



    Newest Hughes 9250 Terminal Delivers Broadband Rates While On-the-Move
    Utilizing Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Network

    GERMANTOWN, MD., March 15 /CNW/ - Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES),
the global leader in broadband satellite network solutions and services, today
announced that its latest generation Hughes 9250 mobile satellite terminal has
been approved to operate over Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN).
The Hughes 9250 is designed to deliver high-speed transmit and receive rates
of over 460Kbps while on the move within Inmarsat's global BGAN satellite
coverage area.
    Ideal for news reporters, emergency response and mobile workers, the
Hughes 9250 enables a wide range of broadband applications, including data and
video file transfers, Internet browsing, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Virtual
Private Network (VPN), Voice over IP (VoIP), WiFi, and video conferencing-all
while on the move. It features a compact, fully autonomous tracking antenna,
easily installed with a magnetic roof mount.

    The Hughes 9250 mobile satellite terminal supports:

    
    --  Speeds of up to 464/464 Kbps transmit/receive
    --  Multi-user capabilities -- up to 11 simultaneous users
    --  Simultaneous Ethernet, ISDN and WiFi Access
    --  WiFi Access Point built-in
    --  Selectable, dedicated IP Quality of Service levels up to 128 Kbps
    

    Additionally, the Hughes 9250 terminal is software upgradeable to the
high-performance Class 11 land vehicular rating, which will operate with
Inmarsat's BGAN-X network expected to be commercially launched later in 2007.
    "We are proud that our 9250 has been approved by Inmarsat for operation
on its global BGAN network," said Graham Avis, vice president of Hughes'
Mobile Satellite Terminal Group. "It ushers in a superior level of high-speed
communication on the move that's not available with any other satellite or
cellular service."
    To learn more about the Hughes 9250 mobile satellite terminal, please
visit our web site at http://www.bgan.hughes.com

    About Hughes Network Systems

    Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing
broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments,
small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions
and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and
terrestrial technologies. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.2 million
systems to customers in over 100 countries. Its broadband satellite products
are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard, approved by the
TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations. Headquartered outside Washington,
D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices
worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc.
(Nasdaq:   HUGH). For additional information, please visit
http://www.hughes.com.

    (C)2007 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are trademarks
of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.





For further information:

For further information: Judy Blake of Hughes Network Systems,
+1-301-601-7330, jblake@hns.com; or Kimberly Pepper of Brodeur,
+1-202-775-2677, kpepper@brodeur.com, for Hughes Network Systems, LLC, Web
Site: http://www.hughes.com, http://www.hns.com, http://www.bgan.hughes.com/

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