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OneWeb buys 10,000 terminals from Hughes

OneWeb, in the process of finalising its launch schedule and completing its Version 1 satellite constellation, has bought 10,000 ground terminals from EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems. Hughes confirmed the OneWeb order, saying: “Engineered and manufactured by Hughes, the terminals (model number HL1100) include the Hughes electronically steered antenna and compact indoor and outdoor equipment necessary […]

December 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

EchoStar, Maxar amend Hughes JUPITER 3 agreement

EchoStar has announced an amended agreement with Maxar Technologies for production of the EchoStar XXIV satellite, also known as JUPITER 3. The satellite, designed for EchoStar’s Hughes Network Systems division, is under production at Maxar’s facility in Palo Alto, CA. The amended agreement compensates EchoStar for past production delays by providing relief on future payments and […]

November 23, 2022

EchoStar’s Hughes loses 19% of subs

Satellite broadband operator Hughes, a division of Denver-based EchoStar, is having a tough time. Its global subscriber numbers fell some 19 per cent at 61,000 to a new total of 1.28 million during Q3. Damaging as this is, it has also emerged that its much-needed – and massive – new satellite, Jupiter 3, is also […]

November 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Hughes admits “losing customers to Starlink”

Hughes Network Systems, a sister company of EchoStar and owned by Charlie Ergen, admits that SpaceX’s Starlink broadband service is now its “biggest competitive threat”. While Hughes says it can supply perfectly adequate services – especially when combined with an upcoming satellite/LTE combination offer to its customers – it now says that its biggest threat […]

August 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Quadruple success for SpaceX; new giant launch

Another SpaceX launch success and subsequent landing on May 18th was the fourth Starlink batch lifted into space in barely 10 days. The launch carried 53 satellites into their transfer orbit. It has also emerged that a planned launch of a Maxar-built heavyweight satellite will be launched by a SpaceX Falcon ‘Heavy’ rocket in order […]

May 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

EchoStar reports “solid Q1 performance”

EchoStar is offering improved Pan-European access to its S-band capability over Europe. The service uses capacity from EchoStar XXI as well as its Solaris Mobile bandwidth (on Eutelsat W2A which it owns). The news emerged ahead of its Q1 results, which saw the satellite operator report revenues of $501.5 million, and net income of $91.4 […]

May 6, 2022By Chris Forrester

EchoStar Mobile launches LoRa early adopter programme

EchoStar Mobile, a mobile satellite services provider owned by EchoStar Corporation, hasannounced the launch of an early adopter programme for pan-European satellite-based LoRa Internet of Things (IoT) service and a white paper about accessing the benefits of massive IoT. Under the programme, participants in sectors such as transport and logistics, agriculture, oil and gas and […]

May 3, 2022

Hughes distribution deal with OneWeb Technologies

Hughes Network Systems, a specialist in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks, has signed a distribution agreement with OneWeb Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of OneWeb, to deliver managed Low Earth Orbit (LEO) services to the US Department of Defense (DoD). The agreement follows the launch of the industry’s first managed LEO satellite communications (SATCOM) […]

April 7, 2022

Analyst: EchoStar FY below expectations

Charlie Ergen’s EchoStar finished the year “with a thud” according to a report from Quilty Analytics. EchoStar has as a subsidiary a fast-growing business in Hughes Network Systems. But despite this benefit the end-of-year results were a disappointment. Hughes service revenues decline some 2 per cent and representing the first fall since EchoStar acquired Hughes […]

March 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Akhavan replaces Dugan as EchoStar CEO

Michael Dugan, President & CEO at EchoStar, is retiring after 30 years of working with Charlie Ergen and the EchoStar/Dish family of businesses. He is being replaced by Hamid Akhavan. Dugan will remain on the board of directors and will serve as a strategic advisor to the company. Akhavan will take over at the end […]

February 23, 2022By Chris Forrester