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Hughes Named a Top Managed SD-WAN Provider for Third Consecutive Year


Hughes retains No.2 spot on Vertical Systems Group’s annual LEADERBOARD

Germantown, MD, May 12, 2021 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, announced today that it earned a top ranking on the 2020 U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services LEADERBOARD from industry research firm Vertical Systems Group. For the third consecutive year, Hughes maintained its number-two position based on its portfolio of HughesON™ SD-WAN sites under management in the U.S.

“We are pleased to be recognized for the third straight year as a leading SD-WAN provider in the U.S., a reflection of the value of our managed SD-WAN solution to our customers,” said Dan Rasmussen, senior vice president of enterprise business at Hughes. “Our position is a testament to our unwavering commitment to service delivery excellence, exemplified by our practice of tailoring SD-WAN solutions so our customers get exactly the right network for their needs.”

Hughes offers scalable managed SD-WAN solutions from its robust portfolio of four leading solutions, including the Hughes proprietary platforms, and partner solutions from Fortinet, Cisco Meraki and VMware. The company recently introduced an industry-first AIOps self-healing WAN edge capability across its customers’ SD-WAN sites to improve network performance. The accolade from Vertical Systems Group follows recent recognition of Hughes from industry research firms Gartner and Frost & Sullivan for superior managed networking capabilities and service delivery.

More than 400,000 global enterprise sites around the world employ HughesON innovative, cloud-ready network and digital media managed solutions to make their networks higher performing, more secure, more reliable and more cost-efficient. Please visit the Hughes website to learn more about the award-winning HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution.