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Hughes tops 5m satellite terminals

Hughes Network Services says it has now supplied more than 5 million of its broadband satellite terminals.

The figure, says Hughes, represents more than 50 per cent of the world’s VSAT terminals, and that they cover more than 100 countries.

“This major milestone is a testament to our innovative and dedicated people,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “They are the reason Hughes technology is the preferred choice of leading satellite network operators around the world to power delivery of high-quality services, whether for enterprises, governments or consumers—which started with the invention of the VSAT and first commercial satellite network just 30 years ago.”

Hughes themselves, as part of its Jupiter satellite-based system, mops up more than 1 million terminals in North America. MNLA (Media Networks Latin America), RSCC /Ka-Internet (Russia); and Turksat (Turkey, Europe/Middle East) are other major clients for the technology.

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