Changing the World December 15, 2018 JUPITER System , Connecting the Unconnected , Satellite is Essential false Powering a connected experience is what Hughes® is all about and the connected experience is changing the world. Enabling individuals to thrive, communities to join the global economy, governments to deliver much-needed services to citizens, and enterprises large and small to successfully compete in bringing products and services to markets. Indeed, Hughes has been recognized by Fortune as one of the top ten companies that are changing the world—delivering broadband satellite connectivity to people and organizations globally, especially in areas underserved and unserved by terrestrial providers. Serving a wide range of end users—from consumers to large distributed organizations and governments—Hughes has an unwavering commitment to make broadband access ubiquitous. This mission is shared across business units and championed by company employees at every level — led by president Pradman Kaul. The India Case In India, where Kaul was born, 63% of the population, mostly in rural areas, have no Internet connectivity. In Kaul’s words: Even in America, big cities and suburbs are the first to enjoy many modern services – from Internet and TV to distance learning and telemedicine – while sparsely populated areas continue to be the last priority, or not a priority at all, to benefit from the infrastructure needed to make so many technologies possible. For these often-overlooked communities, satellite has been the solution, and Hughes continues to provide it every day. As a case in point, Reliance Jio, one of India’s largest telecom providers, is deploying a Hughes JUPITER™ satellite backhaul solution to connect its nationwide network of more than 400 cellular (4G) sites, bringing much-needed wireless connectivity to rural areas. By way of this solution, the entire country will soon enjoy ubiquitous coverage (full story page 11). Reliance Jio, a long-time Hughes customer, was also recognized by Fortune, earning the list’s top spot as a company changing the world. Positive Social Impact Through its satellite broadband service and support network, Hughes has helped Puerto Rico rebuild from the devastating hurricane in 2017. The Hughes team on the ground deployed more than 1,500 Hughes VSATs to connect residents, hospitals, and first responders. Another example of positive social impact took place during Pink October in a remote village of Brazil’s Peti Valley, supporting breast cancer awareness. In partnership with the Imama Institute of Rio Grande do Sul, a HughesNet team gathered women from the village to participate in an online video chat with an oncologist and several breast cancer survivors. The women were able to learn about the importance of self-exams and the prevention of and treatment options for breast cancer. The survivors were able to share their stories and touching testimonials. In this way, for these women in Peti Valley, satellite connectivity made potentially life-saving learning possible. Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (49) Satellite is Essential (47) Company News (42) JUPITER System (29) HughesNet (25) HughesON Managed Networks (18) SD-WAN (16) Podcast (15) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (12) Interoperability (11) Cellular Backhaul (10) Mobility (8) Popular Blogs HughesNet Named Best Satellite Internet Service, Meets Increased Demand in More PlacesMay 7, 2021 Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking ServicesMay 11, 2021 OneWeb Gateways Require Complex Hughes Engineering May 19, 2021 Better Satellite World Podcast: Space for All, Season 2 - The Rural ImperativeMay 24, 2021 The Future of ConnectivityJun 9, 2021 Related Posts See All The Divide Podcast: The role of satellite broadband in closing the digital divide July 22, 2021 Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year History July 23, 2021 How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous Innovation July 23, 2021 SIA Report: Satellite Industry Leads Global Space Economy July 19, 2021 Upcoming 3GPP Release 17 to Include Satellite in Global 5G Standard June 22, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.