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Hughes Communications
Type Public (NASDAQHUGH)
Headquarters Germantown, Maryland, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Pradman Kaul (President/CEO
Grant Barber Executive Vice President/CFO
Industry Telecommunications
Services satellite-based communications
Total assets $1,190,393 (2008)[1]
Total equity $343,858 (2008)[1]
Employees 1,958 (2008)
Subsidiaries Hughes Network Systems
Website http://www.hughes.com/

Hughes Communications NASDAQHUGH is publicly traded provider of satellite-based communications services. The company operates its satellite business through its wholly owned subsidiary, HughesNet.

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Hughes Network Systems

A wholly owned subsidiary, Hughes Network Systems is a provider of broadband satellite network products for businesses and consumers. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, it maintains sales and support offices worldwide and employs approximately 1,500 people in engineering, operations, marketing, sales and support. It also operates manufacturing facilities in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It first opened its doors in 1971 as Hughes Electronics, which expanded in 1987 with the purchase of M/A-COM Telecommunications. In January 2003, the company was sold to SkyTerra Communications.

HughesNet

HughesNet is the brand under which Hughes Network Systems provides its one-way and two-way satellite broadband Internet technology and service in United States and Europe. Originally branded as DirecPC, it originally catered to business. In October 1996, it expanded into the consumer market, primarily targeting "work-at-home consumers who might otherwise use ISDN".[2][3] It officially changed its name on March 27, 2006.

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  1. ^ a b Hughes Communications (November 4, 2009). "Hughes Communications Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results" (pdf). Press release. http://www.hughes.com/HUGHES/Doc/0/M6J7PQMCJHNKVE28JUMDRKN67E/Hughes_Communications_Announces_Third_Quarter_2009_Results.pdf. Retrieved December 17, 2009.  
  2. ^ McCarthy, Shira (October 14, 1996). "Hughes brings DirecPC home". Telephony Online. Penton Media. http://telephonyonline.com/mag/telecom_hughes_brings_direcpc/index.html. Retrieved December 17, 2009.  
  3. ^ http://www.isr.umd.edu/ISR/publications/newsletter/december94/direcpc.html

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Hughes
Type Subsidiary of Hughes Communications
Founded 1971
Headquarters Germantown, MD
Key people Pradman Kaul, Chairman and CEO
Industry Telecommunications Services and Equipment
Products Satellite Internet
Revenue $197.35M (2005)[1]
Employees ~1,500
Website www.hughes.com[2]

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HNS), is a provider of broadband satellite network products for businesses and consumers. HNS pioneered the development of high-speed satellite Internet access services and IP-based networks with its original DirecPC service but which it now markets globally under the HughesNet brand. HughesNet terminals are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard, approved by both TIA and ETSI standards organizations. HNS also developed the Ka-band satellite system called SPACEWAY.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, HNS maintains sales and support offices worldwide and employs approximately 1,500 people in engineering, operations, marketing, sales and support. It operates manufacturing facilities in Gaithersburg, Maryland. HNS is certified to the ISO‑9001 standard.Template:Fact

HNS HughesNet services are supplied using:

  • DW4000 (USB only terminal)
  • DW4020 (An ethernet upgrade of the DW4000 consisting of an add-on "gateway unit" that includes the ethernet port)
  • DW6000 (single box-single ethernet version of DW4020)
  • DW7000 (a performance upgraded version of DW6000)
  • HN7000s (a performance upgraded version of DW7000, the "HN" reflecting the new "HughesNet" rebranding)

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History

Hughes Electronics expanded in 1987 with the purchase of M/A-COM Telecommunications, Inc., now known as Hughes Network Systems (HNS).[3]

SkyTerra Communications, Inc. completed its purchase of 100% controlling interest in HNS from the The DirecTV Group (formerly Hughes Electronics) in January 2006 and completed an IPO of Hughes Communications in March 2006 [4].

HNS is now 100% owned by Hughes Communications. Hughes Communications is a publicly traded company under the stock symbol of HUGH on NASDAQ since September 2006.

HughesNet Broadband Solutions and Services

HughesNet solutions and services are marketed directly by HUGHES and its authorized resellers and distributors throughout North America, Europe, India and Brazil. In all other regions of the world, Hughes products and services are sold by value-added providers and resellers.

Management

Pradman P. Kaul — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Grant Barber — Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Bahram Pourmand — Executive Vice President and General Manager, International Division, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

T. Paul Gaske — Executive Vice President and General Manager, North America Division, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Adrian Morris — Executive Vice President Hughes Communications, Inc. and Executive Vice President, Engineering, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

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