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Hughes selected by Eutelsat to power Konnect VHTS

Hughes Network Systems, a specialist in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks, has announced that Eutelsat Communications selected the Hughes Jupiter System Series 3 to enable services on the new Eutelsat Konnect VHTS (Very High-Throughput Satellite). Currently under construction and expected to launch in 2022, Konnect VHTS will provide fixed broadband and mobility connectivity across […]

September 8, 2021

Hughes seeking more LatAm capacity

Hughes Network Systems, a subsidiary business of EchoStar, is looking for extra satellite capacity to keep up with demand from its growing Latin American services. Hughes’ latest numbers show that it is supplying satellite broadband to 1.54 million homes. However, US subscribers declined some 20,000 as at June 30th, while Latino subs grew 9,000 to […]

August 5, 2021By Chris Forrester

HughesNet tops 5000 municipalities in Brazil

HughesNet’s Brazil subsidiary Hughes do Brazil is celebrating its fifth birthday in Brazil and says it is now serving 5000 municipalities in Brazil with its broadband-by-satellite service. The operator says that for approximately 67 per cent of these subscribers – including those in the most remote and rural parts of the country – HughesNet is […]

July 26, 2021By Chris Forrester

Starlink to use India for antenna production

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband by satellite service is planning to use Indian manufacturers to build its customer antenna and user modems and terminal devices. Starlink is expected to launch in India in 2022. “SpaceX is excited to find ways to work together with the Indian industry for manufacturing products for its Starlink devices,” said Matt […]

July 14, 2021By Chris Forrester

SpaceX looks to in-flight broadband for Starlink

SpaceX is reportedly in talks with several airlines about them utilising its Starlink broadband satellite system on their aircraft. Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s VP of Starlink and commercial sales, told a panel at the Connected Aviation Intelligence Summit on June 9th that Starlink was in talks with several airlines and had carried out “some” demonstrations. Starlink […]

June 10, 2021By Chris Forrester

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

Hughes, OneWeb to demo LEO service in Arctic Region

Hughes Network Systems and OneWeb have announced their selection by the US Air Force Research Lab to demonstrate managed LEO satellite communications (SATCOM) services to connect the Arctic region to sites around the globe. Under the agreement, Hughes will test and implement these end-to-end services on the OneWeb system between selected US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) […]

May 5, 2021

Yahsat, Hughes update on 6th satellite

Abu Dhabi’s Al Yah Satellite Communications (better known as Yahsat) is building a sixth satellite. The company also owns the Thuraya telecoms satellite system and, with Thuraya, have five satellites in total already operating. According to reports Yahsat is well advanced with its 6th satellite (Thuraya-4) under construction with Airbus. Thuraya-4 is designed to have […]

March 25, 2021

EchoStar/Hughes Jupiter 3 satellite delayed

Covid-related production problems have hurt the planned launch of EchoStar and Hughes Network’s giant Jupiter 3 satellite. It has now slipped to H2/2022 after originally being scheduled for some time this year. EchoStar 24/Jupiter 3 is a large, multi-spot-beam Ka-band craft and described as one of the world’s highest capacity broadband satellites. It is being […]

February 24, 2021

OneWeb raises fresh $400m

OneWeb, now out of bankruptcy, has raised $400 million (€330m) in fresh financing. Two existing – and former investors – have pitched in with the cash; $350 million comes from Japanese media giant SoftBank and an extra $50 million from Hughes Networks Systems. SoftBank was a major early investor in OneWeb, although most of that […]

January 15, 2021By Chris Forrester