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Hughes wins US Space Force contract

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems has won a 5-year contract from the US Space Force. Valued at up to $500 million it has a potential 5-year extension option. The contract will benefit OneWeb and EchoStar’s Lyra S-band system. Hughes has a distribution contract in place with OneWeb, itself just days away from merging with Eutelsat. The […]

August 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

EchoStar’s “significant acquisitions” possible

EchoStar, in its recent results, highlighted its best performance in five quarters, reporting EBITDA that was ~9 per cent above consensus. Revenues were basically flat (but ~3 per cent above consensus), as equipment revenues grew 43 per cent, offset by a 7.6 per cent decline in service revenues (primarily consumer-based at Hughes Network). On March […]

March 10, 2023

EchoStar reports “solid” 2022

Charlie Ergen’s EchoStar business, which is largely made up of revenues from its wholly-owned Hughes Networks division, reported a decline of 57,000 broadband subscribers to Hughes during the quarter to December 31st. Total subscribers at Hughes are now 1.22 million. EchoStar’s consolidated revenues for the quarter (to December 31st) were $499.9 million ($498.6 a year […]

February 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

WTA: Top Teleport Operators of 2022

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2022. The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world as well as referencing the published results of publicly-held companies.“The past years have been a time of tremendous change […]

January 5, 2023

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

C-COM received antenna orders from Hughes Network Systems

C-COM Satellite Systems, a global provider of commercial grade mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, has received multiple antenna system orders from Hughes Network Systems, a specialist in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks. The antennas, manufactured by C-COM, are designed and approved to integrate seamlessly with the Hughes JUPITER System, the most widely used satellite […]

June 8, 2022

Gogo going global with Hughes

Gogo, the in-flight connection service, is going global. Gogo, which supplies business users says it will work with Hughes Network Systems to offer what it claims is the world’s first true broadband service to aircraft. Hughes itself is an investor and partner with low Earth orbiting satellite service OneWeb, and will use OneWeb for its […]

May 23, 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