A Dominant Force
Hughes has once again been cited by COMSYS, a leading satellite industry research organization, as the dominant provider in both enterprise and consumer segments of the satellite networking industry. The recently published COMSYS VSAT Report, 12th Edition, credits Hughes with 49.8 percent market share in the global enterprise terminal market—double that of its nearest competitor. According to Simon Bull, senior analyst at COMSYS, “Hughes’ presence casts a shadow over almost every player in the market. Its dominance of the enterprise VSAT industry is remarkable in the fact that the company has been able to sustain its lead for over 20 years and that it has rolled with the punches and constantly responded with new developments which have kept it at the forefront of an intensely competitive market.”
The report adds, “Hughes is the final word in vertical integration. It builds its entire ground segment (with the exception of the antennas); sells, operates and manages its own service; and now owns its own satellites. It alone has a highly successful service business that fuels its manufacturing arm and challenges its engineers to improve product performance and quality while driving down costs.”
Apple iPad Application for Digital Signage Screens
Now Hughes customers can easily produce powerful displays on the world’s most popular tablet platform! Using the new Hughes Template Builder on the Apple iPad™, customers can create sophisticated displays to be delivered over Hughes MediaSignage systems, enabling enterprises to manage distribution of digital content to employees and customers in a rich-media experience. Hughes MediaSignage is an intuitive system for creating, scheduling, managing, and distributing digital content throughout an enterprise. Administrators create and schedule programs, which include content, layout, and playlist information, to be played at appropriate times and locations as determined by the administrator.
AltegroSky Initiates Consumer Satellite Broadband Service in Russia
AltegroSky, Russia’s largest privately held satellite service provider, last year expanded its Hughes-powered network to over 10,000 sites by taking delivery of more than 5,000 HN and HX terminals and two network operations centers. Beyond offering a wide range of high-speed satellite services to enterprises and government agencies, including retail gas stations, railroads, and exploration sites, as well as for Internet points-of-presence across Russia’s heartland, AltegroSky initiated an affordable consumer broadband satellite Internet service. According to Sergey Pekhterev, CEO of AltegroSky, “Using reliable Hughes technology and learning from the success of their consumer business in the U.S., we developed an entire ‘Made-in-Russia’ eco-system to bring affordable high-speed Internet to people in their dachas and country homes.”