Market Leadership in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries
Hughes was recently awarded the 2007 Eastern European and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Market Leadership award by Frost & Sullivan. The award, which is given to the company that has exhibited market share leadership through the implementation of market strategy, recognizes Hughes for its continued commitment and excellence in providing VSAT solutions to this market.
“While other VSAT companies shied away from it and didn’t realize the market’s broadband potential, Hughes led the way in bringing broadband to Eastern Europe,” said Violetta Kuvaeva, research analyst for Frost & Sullivan. “Hughes is an excellent example of a true market leader with the strong ability to identify market challenges, drivers, and restraints, and to implement successful strategies to address market dynamics.”
“Since the early 1990s when there were many challenges with political and economic instability, Hughes has remained committed to this market,” said Dr. Arunas Slekys, vice president and GM of the Russia/CIS Business at Hughes. “With our dedicated Moscow-based sales and technical support team, we are proud of bringing the economic and social benefits of broadband to many thousands of schools, businesses, and governments throughout the region, having supplied over 23,000 VSATs to 16 service providers who operate 22 Hughes NOCs.”