Hughes Announces 9211-HDR Portable BGAN Terminal for Inmarsat's High Data Rate Service

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that its newest generation portable BGAN terminal, the Hughes 9211-HDR, is on target for commercial availability in November 2014. It is designed to operate with Inmarsat's BGAN HDR service, which provides a portfolio of asymmetric and symmetric high data streaming rates. The BGAN HDR service provides an average speed of 650 kbps with speeds as high as 800 kbps often being achieved.

The Hughes 9211-HDR builds on the success of the popular Hughes 9201, which has a significant global installed base of customers. Hughes proudly remains the only approved North American BGAN terminal manufacturer. Designed to provide high performance mobile satellite connectivity, even in the most demanding environments, the Hughes 9211-HDR is the world's smallest and lightest Inmarsat BGAN HDR-capable terminal.

Budget friendly and feature rich, the Hughes 9211-HDR is ideal for media broadcast organizations, government agencies, global relief work organizations (NGOs), mobile healthcare, first responders, and public safety, where quality of service and performance is paramount.

"Hughes transformed satellite newsgathering in 2006 with the Emmy award winning Hughes 9201 BGAN terminal," said Graham Avis, vice president and general manager of Hughes San Diego. "With the introduction of the 9211-HDR, we are building on that legacy with a terminal that is faster, smaller, lighter, and far more feature-rich than its predecessor. We are delighted to announce this exciting addition to our constantly expanding portfolio of BGAN terminals."

"Many journalists know and love the Hughes 9201 and the 9211-HDR is a worthy successor," said Martin Turner, director, Inmarsat Media. "Its size and weight make it ideal for getting to where the story is happening and for taking advantage of the speeds--and the video quality--that BGAN HDR enables."

The Hughes 9211-HDR provides features such as built-in RJ11, multi-user Wi-Fi access, and advanced automatic context activation. Its sleek one-piece design delivers ease of portability and rapid field setup. An active external antenna port enables optional connection of remote semi-fixed and mobile tracking antennas.

For more information, please contact BGANsales@hughes.com or contact your local BGAN sales representative for details.

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

©2014 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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