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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

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

Hughes pilots Community LTE service in Brazil

Hughes Network Systems, a specialist in satellite and multi-transport technologies, has announced the successful three-month pilot of a new Community LTE service at five villages in Brazil. Designed to serve people who live outside the reach of cable, fibre and cellular networks, Community LTE creates a mobile hotspot across several kilometres that connects to the […]

February 16, 2022

OneWeb, Hughes confirm India plan

Broadband constellation operator OneWeb has confirmed its relationship with Hughes Network Systems and detailed its plan to serve India’s towns, villages, and local and regional municipalities in those hardest-to-reach areas, playing a critical role in bridging the digital divide. Hughes Network Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Colorado-based EchoStar. The agreement, first outlined in September […]

January 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

FCC to Starlink’s objectors: “No change in decision”

A slew of objectors is grumbling to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite system. We have reported on Viasat’s complaints, but SES, Hughes Network and others are also arguing for the FCC to either suspend or modify its April 27th permission for SpaceX/Starlink to alter their orbital plans. Some of the […]

June 1, 2021

Hughes Network offers dual-transport S-band terminal

Hughes Network Systems, part of the EchoStar family, is debuting what it claims is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ dual-transport satellite/cellular hybrid terminal for S-band connectivity. The Hughes 4510 terminal intelligently routes IP traffic via terrestrial or mobile satellite system (MSS) networks – enabling reliable, ubiquitous connectivity for critical applications. The new technology will, in particular, enhance connectivity […]

May 19, 2021By Chris Forrester

EchoStar praised, forecast raised

The bulk of EchoStar’s business these days is focussed on its wholly-owned subsidiary Hughes Network Systems which itself is a major supplier of satellite-based broadband to consumer and business users. Last week EchoStar – itself controlled by Charlie Ergen – reported better than expected results on revenues and EBITDA.  The results have prompted a significant […]

November 17, 2020

Hughes Network sees growth in LatAm

Hughes Network Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Charlie Ergen’s EchoStar, reported flat growth for its US-based broadband connections of 1.21 million during its Q3 financials. However, there was better news from its Latin American division where customers grew 13.5 per cent to 364,000 in the quarter ending September 30th and taking the overall subscription to […]

November 6, 2020By Chris Forrester

Inmarsat, Hughes seek free in-flight WiFi

Reports have emerged that London-based satellite operator Inmarsat had “secretly” linked with Hughes Network System to collaborate on winning a major slice of the world’s in-flight broadband services, and bringing costs down to zero for travellers. Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce described the link with Hughes (a business owned by Charlie Ergen’s EchoStar) as a “game […]

October 27, 2020By Chris Forrester