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Hughes airborne broadband satellite technology is powering Global Eagle Entertainment’s inflight connectivity system to provide in-cabin services on more than 550 aircraft globally. Building on successful deployments in North America, Europe, Africa, and Russia, Hughes in partnership with Global Eagle Entertainment, has recently signed a contract with Thaicom Public Company Limited (Thaicom), a leading satellite communications provider in Asia Pacific, expanding the availability of state-of-the- art in-flight connectivity across Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Kazteleradio Corporation, Kazakh- stan’s national broadcasting operator, has implemented the first phase of a comprehensive Hughes HX broadband satellite solution to monitor and control the country’s national digital terrestrial DVB-T2 standard television network. One of the largest networks of its kind, the solution comprises two redundant HX gateways located in Almaty and Astana, 13 mesh mini-gateways, and well over 800 HX260 mesh terminals located at television towers across Kazakhstan, delivering high-quality voice and data connectivity for monitoring and control of all transmissions.
Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada’s largest rural broadband provider, has taken a lifetime lease on all of the Canadian satellite broadband capacity on the Hughes JUPITERTM 2/Echostar XIX next-generation high throughput satellite, due for launch in mid-2016. Built by Space Systems Loral, and with over 150 Gbps capacity, EchoStar® XIX will build on the success of EchoStar® XVII, with Jupiter high-throughput technology, which was launched in 2012 and is the cornerstone of HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service, now with over 900,000 subscribers in the U.S.