Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today held its 18th annual technology seminar in Moscow, showcasing its latest generation JUPITER System and Ka-band technologies to help power Russia’s growth in high-speed satellite services. The annual event gathered top management from Russia’s leading telecom service providers, government officials, and media.

As a pioneer in satellite broadband technology and leading provider of high-speed satellite Internet services, Hughes is supplying its latest generation JUPITER System to operators around the world to help bridge the digital divide. With more than 60,000 satellite terminals shipped to over 20 service provider customers in Russia and CIS, Hughes leads the market with over 50 percent market share.

“We welcome our growing base of customers from across the region to this 18th edition of our popular technology conference,” said Konstantin Lanin, head of the Hughes office in Moscow. “Starting with RSCC’s launch last year of Express AMC 5 to deliver broadband services in the eastern zone, Russia has begun expanding its Ka-band satellite coverage nationwide. Hughes is proud to help power this growth with our advanced JUPITER™ System, which in just a few short years has become the leading choice of operators around the world—building on its success as the cornerstone of HughesNet® service in North America, today with over 1 million active users and counting.”

Topics covered included an overview of emerging trends in the global satellite industry, best practice examples, and customer case studies across enterprise, government and consumer sectors from many countries, presented by Hughes executives and invited guest speakers. Top managers from some of the leading Russian service providers, including RSCC, Ka-Internet and KB Iskra, took part in a panel discussion on the exciting prospect of mass market services as consumers and businesses demand higher-speed and media-rich applications.

In his closing presentation, Lanin said, “The advent of Ka-band technology presents our satellite service provider partners with even more promising business opportunities to meet the growing demand for high-speed services in both urban and rural areas across the huge areas either unserved or underserved by terrestrial broadband technologies. Our in-country technical support and sales teams stand ready to offer their expertise to help tackle any challenge or project.”

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 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 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

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