September was a banner month as Hughes garnered three prestigious awards honoring the company for its business success and cutting-edge innovations.
Euroconsult’s Broadband Satellite Operator of the Year
First up was Euroconsult’s 2008 Broadband Satellite Operator of the Year Award. One of Euroconsult’s 2008 Awards for Excellence in Satellite Management, the award recognized the “Best Development of a Broadband Satellite System” for SPACEWAY® 3, the company’s innovative Ka-band satellite system and the world’s first satellite with onboard switching and routing.
Accepting the award, Pradman Kaul, chairman and CEO of Hughes commented, “With the launch of SPACEWAY 3 last year and commercial service this April, Hughes has entered a new era as a fully integrated satellite service provider—bringing higher speeds, greater capacity, and bandwidth-on-demand services to our rapidly growing base of HughesNet® customers throughout North America.”
Gazette’s Exceptional 53
Just days later, the Gazette of Politics and Business hosted its first annual Exceptional 53 Awards celebration where Hughes was recognized for exceptional growth and business leadership. The awards program recognizes top businesses and organizations in Maryland based on criteria that include revenue and employee growth, noteworthy innovations, and community service.
Deloitte and Touche’s Fast 50
And right on the heels of these two awards, executives Grant Barber and Arunas Slekys accepted first-place honors on behalf of Hughes in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s annual Technology Fast 50 Awards celebration. The Fast 50 program was created by Deloitte to recognize the achievements of fast-growing tech, telecom, media, and life sciences companies throughout Maryland and Virginia. Subsequently, the company was cited by Deloitte as being the #1 fastest-growing technology company in North America.
The commitment to excellence that earned Hughes this tripleshot of industry recognition is integral to the Hughes culture. Congratulations to all who continue to make it happen.