Hughes Helps Fuel Max Telecom’s Growth in Bulgaria
Max Telecom recently selected the Hughes AIReach AB9400 point-to-multipoint broadband wireless system to provide a wide range of applications, including high-speed Internet access, WiMAX base station backhaul, and leased line connectivity across Bulgaria. According to Krassimir Stoitcheff, CEO of Max Telecom, “With Hughes’ advanced and flexible platform, we can offer our customers a full range of the latest high-capacity, high-quality, reliable IP services. The ability of the AB9400 to create a virtual capacity that is two to three times greater than the physical capacity enables us to both serve our customers and backhaul our own internal WiMAX traffic.”
Distributors Make HughesNet More Available than Ever
During the first quarter of 2008, Hughes announced the signing of three new distributors of its leading HughesNet broadband satellite service in the U.S. All Systems Satellite Distributors will market HughesNet primarily to retailers in the Northeastern states; CVS Systems, Inc. to retailers in the Midwest and Great Lakes region; and Dow Electronics to retailers in the Southeastern part of the country. The retailers will sell HughesNet in addition to their satellite television and/or consumer electronics offerings, creating a new income opportunity for the dealers while reaching a large base of consumers who cannot receive broadband through landline services.
Innovative Solution for Rural Cellular Backhaul Services in Brazil
Hughes Telecommunicacoes do Brasil, Ltda, Hughes’ Brazilian subsidiary, recently signed an agreement with Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, to deliver a new managed cellular backhaul solution in Brazil, enabling cellular service providers to cost-effectively extend cellular networks to rural areas and sparsely populated regions. This novel backhaul solution, which is managed by Hughes, employs the advanced HX System at remote cell sites operating over the HughesNet broadband satellite service. It utilizes Intelsat’s C-band capacity, primarily on Intelsat 901 at 342 degrees E, as well as other Intelsat satellites in the Atlantic Ocean Region. The solution is designed for fast and cost-efficient service rollouts in rural and remote areas throughout Brazil, offering cellular operators a viable means to address their Universal Service Obligations.
EMBARQ Provides HughesNet to Small Business Owners in Rural America
Hughes has signed EMBARQ™ as a reseller of HughesNet broadband satellite Internet access. Now EMBARQ’s business customers in rural areas of the United States will have high-speed Internet access comparable to the services that are available in urban markets. “Selling HughesNet high-speed Internet service to the small business owner is the latest initiative to highlight our commitment to this market segment,” said Susan Sarna, vice president of marketing and product management for EMBARQ. “This service will help businesses in rural communities increase productivity by giving their employees instant access to the Internet and the ability to download files faster, all while keeping phone and fax lines open.”
MicroCorp Signs Up as Reseller of HughesNet Business Services
Now business customers purchasing telecom solutions from MicroCorp’s network of more than 1,500 agents, system integrators, and VARs will have access to high-speed data services throughout the U.S., as well as backup services, using HughesNet broadband satellite services. HughesNet business services address a key need of many companies operating in rural areas—access to cost-effective broadband where neither DSL nor cable is available, and where T1 access is prohibitively expensive. And many businesses with terrestrial broadband access, even in urban areas, do not have a viable backup solution in place when their landline connection fails, costing them money and customers.
“Adding HughesNet to our telecom service offerings highlights our commitment to bringing our channel partners the most advanced solutions available so they can better service their end customers,” said Brad Miehl, president and CEO of MicroCorp. “The nationwide HughesNet broadband satellite service gives our customers the ability to connect remote locations economically and offers a robust solution to ensure that mission-critical applications stay on-line even during a landline outage.”