FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Defense Commissary Agency Contracts with E&E Enterprises Global for High-Availability Network Solution from Hughes
Company to Provide Mission-Critical Managed Network Services to 270 Commissaries Worldwide
Hampton Roads, Va., January 26, 2009 — E&E Enterprises Global, Inc., a leader in telecommunications and information assurance services, today announced that it has been selected by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to provide a HughesNet® high-availability network solution to support DeCA commissaries worldwide. Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite network solutions and services, will provide the high-availability VPN service to E&E Enterprises Global as a subcontractor, utilizing its nationwide HughesNet broadband satellite service. The contract award is valued at $12 million and is for a term of one year, with three one-year options.
“DeCA's mission is vital to enhancing the quality of life for America's service members and military families,” said Ernest Green, Jr., president and chief executive officer for E&E Enterprises Global. “We are honored to have the opportunity to provide DeCA with a high-availability network solution that combines the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies, ensuring optimal performance of its critical network and data communications in commissaries around the globe.”
Under the terms of the agreement, E&E Enterprises Global and Hughes will provide a turn-key commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) managed terrestrial and satellite broadband network solution . In doing so, E&E Enterprises Global and Hughes will ensure the continuity of vital DeCA business functions such as point of sales (POS); debit and credit card transaction authorizations; “just-in-time” product ordering; shipping; receiving; invoicing and billing; email; as well as payroll and personnel management in commissaries worldwide, including:
DeCA anticipates extending the managed broadband service to all CONUS/OCONUS locations.
As part of this turn-key solution, E&E Enterprises Global and Hughes will provide all COTS equipment and services as necessary to install and implement a complete and operable broadband solution. The companies are providing all broadband technologies. Specifically, Hughes will provide HughesNet® High-Availability VPN service, a managed service that features Hughes broadband satellite technology; Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services that include Asynchronous DSL (ADSL), Symmetric DSL (SDSL), and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) DSL (IDSL); and all other appropriate digital cable technologies. E&E Enterprises Global will all provide remaining coverage.
“We are proud to assist DeCA in broadening its communications capabilities,” said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of government solutions at Hughes. “This managed broadband network solution will help support DeCA in its mission to provide premier quality-of-life benefits to the Armed Forces. We are looking forward to working with E&E Enterprises Global and DeCA to implement Hughes' proven managed broadband network service in this effort.”
About E&E Enterprises Global, Inc.
E&E Enterprises Global, Inc. is an IT and Broadband Solutions Provider offering managed and unmanaged services to government and commercial customers. E&E offers the complete suite of broadband and IT solutions, including cable services, DSL Services (ADSL and SDSL), T-1 Services (T-1 and Fractional T-1), Satellite Services (handheld, fixed and transportable), Information Assurance, and Cyber Security. E&E builds Wireless Networks (celestial or terrestrial) and also provides (WiFi) to include HotSpots, Digital Satellite Television (broadcast news services, global programming; foreign language programming), and bandwidth (Ka, Ku, C, L, and X band)/airtime across the globe. E&E Enterprises Global is a certified 8(a) and Service Veteran Owned small business based in Hampton Roads, Virginia. For additional information, please visit www.eeenterprisesinc.com .
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH). For additional information, please visit www.hughes.com .
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