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HughesNet Gen4 High-Speed Satellite Internet Service Named 2012 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year

Thursday, May 30, 2013

HughesNet Gen4 High-Speed Satellite Internet Service Named 2012 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year

08:00 EDT Thursday, May 30, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HughesNet Gen4®, the new high-speed satellite Internet service from Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), received a 2012 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC).

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Hughes, the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and a leading provider of managed network services, was one of just three companies to win a 2012 Satellite Spotlight Product Award from TMC. Winners represent the most innovative satellite technology solutions brought to market in the past year and are chosen by TMC's editorial director and staff writers based on the application submissions and other available information from the vendors.

"It is my pleasure to recognize Hughes with a Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Without a doubt, HughesNet Gen4 truly is among the most innovative satellite technology solutions to come around in the past year."

HughesNet Gen4 took top honors for its ability to deliver dramatically increased speeds (up to 15 Mbps), greater download capacity and a richer Internet experience to thousands of consumers. HughesNet Gen4 is built upon a network of high-capacity satellites, high throughput ground technology and in-home devices tightly integrated to deliver high performance and continuous, reliable service. In addition to a better web surfing experience, it provides the performance required to support high-bandwidth applications, including social media and video and music streaming.

"HughesNet Gen4 was a game-changer for the industry, enabling customers to do more of what they love online. It's an honor to be recognized by TMC for the massive engineering and innovation effort that went into bringing this great service to market," said Peter Gulla, vice president of marketing, North American Division at Hughes.

HughesNet is the nation's #1 high-speed satellite Internet service and Gen4 is built on the industry's most advanced network of high-capacity satellites and on-the-ground equipment, including the new EchoStar® XVII satellite with JUPITER? high-throughput technology. For more information, visit www.hughesnet.com.

A full list of TMC winners will be available on satellite.tmcnet.com and in Satellite Spotlight's eNewsletter. For more information on TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

About TMC TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, CUSTOMER, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: 3D Printing Conference & Expo; Asterisk (News - Alert) World; AstriCon; (CVx) ChannelVision Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Commerce Zone Conference & Expo; SecureIT; StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications (News - Alert) Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC at tmcnet.com for additional information.

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 www.hughes.com.

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

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

For further information: Judy Blake, Hughes Network Systems, (301) 601-7330, judy.blake@hughes.com; or Jill Searl, Brodeur Partners, (603) 559-5824, jsearl@brodeur.com

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