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VSAT Congress
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I had the pleasure and honor of representing Hughes on an interesting panel discussion at this week’s VSAT Congress in Washington, D.C. The VSAT Congress , presented by Comsys and the Global VSAT Forum, brings together industry leaders from every sector for discussion. At the end of the first day, my panel, entitled Strange Technology Stretches, gave us the opportunity to reflect and comment on some of the topics of discussion throughout the day, but with a deeper dive into the technological aspects of the services we provide in the industry. Four things jumped out to me in the conversation, w...READ MORE
Young person teaching grandfather how to use new technology thanks to new connectivity in their remote area
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Hughes, an EchoStar Company has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2018 Change the World list . According to Fortune, the recognition comes from: …doing what so many great companies do: trying to fix something that needs fixing and trying to turn a profit while doing it. Indeed, businesses around the globe manage to accomplish both of these things—they do well by doing good—every day... For Hughes, that “something that needs fixing” is the global digital divide. It’s no secret that there is a huge disparity around the world among those that enjoy and benefit from digital connectivity and the nea...READ MORE
Members of Hughes Network Systems on site at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the launch of Hughes 63 West
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Members of Hughes Network Systems on site at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the launch of Hughes 63 West. On July 22, 2018, in the early morning hours, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket shook the Florida coast as it blasted off from Cape Canaveral. Tucked safely inside the 46’ high fairing was the 7-ton Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite containing the Hughes 63 West hosted payload. For SpaceX, it was the storybook finale for their team successfully launching the satellite belonging to their client, Telesat. For Hughes Network Systems, the picture-perfect launch was not so much a finale...READ MORE
Woman using cell phone in rural area
Recently, I joined with Don Frey, Principal Analyst at Ovum, and Jeffrey Hill, Chairman of Aerospace Events & Via Satellite Executive Editor, for a webinar about Powering Cellular Connections by Satellite. Targeted to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), the event was attended by representatives from across the ecosystem: MNOs, satellite operators, industry organizations and government regulators on several continents. The webinar set out to explore how cell services can be deployed in rural and hard-to-serve areas cost-effectively, using satellite backhaul. Don Frey did an excellent job reviewing...READ MORE