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In May, Hughes held its 15th annual Satellite Technology Seminar in Moscow, addressing the global explosion of broadband and its critical importance to economic growth. The event showcased the company’s wide range of innovative systems and solutions to an audience of over 100, including major service providers, partners, and media from Russia and the CIS countries.
Hot topics included the comprehensive benefits of the company’s new HX System 4.0, which will further strengthen the system’s application in specialty markets such as IP trunking, 3G/4G cellular backhaul, Virtual Network Operator (VNO) hosting, and Comms On-The-Move (COTM) for airborne, maritime, and land mobile applications.
The 2012 South African seminar took place in May in conjunction with the SatCom Africa 2012 Conference and Exhibition. Highlighting this year’s seminar were the latest advances in Ka-band, high-throughput satellite technology with more than 80 times the capacity of conventional Ku-band satellites. Also featured was the recently announced HX System 4.0, which brings a host of technology enhancements for fixed and on-the-move broadband satellite solutions. Discussions included satellite broadband solutions for a range of industries, including the telecom, finance, education, entertainment, retail, government, military, and maritime sectors.
In addition to sponsoring and exhibiting at SatCom Africa 2012, Hughes participated in a panel discussion on “Remote and Rural Access: Key Factors in Sustaining Long-Term Rural Connectivity” and presented “Hybrid Network Delivery—Redundancy, Reliability, and Reach” during a session on last-mile connectivity.
The 2012 Singapore event was held in June in conjunction with CommunicAsia 2012. The hot topic was once again the new HX System 4.0, enabling providers to serve customers in the hardest-to-reach areas with the highest performance and efficiency possible.
New this year was a series of workshops designed to appeal to a wide audience ranging from VSAT service and cellular operators, to VNO and telecommunications service providers, to enterprise, military, and oil/gas IT staff. A broad array of workshop topics was offered, including high-availability and enterprise networking, Ka-band, cellular backhaul, digital media, and on-the-move applications, to name a few.
“Our international seminar and workshop series provides an excellent opportunity for Hughes to update our business partners on what’s new with Hughes from both technology and business perspectives,” said Dave Rehbehn, senior director, International Division, Hughes. “It brings together our many customers and candidates to share experiences, discuss issues, and exchange information. The feedback is invaluable in helping us focus on what matters most to them.”