Hughes Ships More than 300,000 DVB-S2/IPoS with ACM Broadband Satellite Terminals Worldwide

    Major Milestone Affirms Hughes Technology Leadership

    GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 24 /CNW/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES),
the world's leading provider of broadband satellite network solutions and
services, today announced that it has shipped more than 300,000 broadband
satellite terminals compliant with the DVB-S2/IPoS air interface standard,
including the Adaptive Coding Modulation (ACM) feature since being introduced
in mid 2006. This milestone validates Hughes as the leading supplier of very
small aperture terminals (VSATs) that are compliant with DVB- S2/IPoS, which
yields higher throughputs and more efficient bandwidth utilization and is the
world's leading broadband satellite standard approved by TIA, ETSI and ITU .
    In addition to HughesNet service operations in North America, Brazil,
Europe and India, over 30 service providers around the world are operating
Hughes system NOCs (network operations centers) that are compliant with
DVB-S2/IPoS including ACM to provide broadband satellite services to their
    The Hughes implementation of DVB-S2/IPoS with the ACM feature means the
combination of coding and modulation of the system outbound channel can be
configured for each remote terminal, thereby resulting in optimal transmission
efficiency. This ability to custom design the outbound channel per terminal
enables an operator to realize an additional 50 percent throughput increase
over the DVB-S specification. With scarce satellite capacity in many regions
of the world, the Hughes system employing DVB-S2/IPoS with ACM brings
additional capacity where it was not previously available, giving operators
the ability to maximize the efficiency of bandwidth utilization and contain
costs as they grow their businesses.
    "Crossing this milestone confirms our leadership and the economic
importance of the DVB-S2/IPoS standard with ACM," said Pradman Kaul, chairman
and CEO, Hughes. "Many of our service provider customers have been constrained
in growing their businesses due to a shortage of satellite capacity, a problem
our systems help alleviate."

    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(R) encompasses all broadband
solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and
terrestrial technologies. 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
    Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems,

For further information:

For further information: Judy Blake of Hughes Network Systems, LLC,
(301) 601-7330,, or Wunmi Bamiduro of Brodeur, (202) 775-2656,, for Hughes Network Systems, LLC Web Site:

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