Hughes Network Systems | Echostar to buy Hughes. | G19 at 97W | Eutelsat 10A at 10E (W2A) |
While Hughes Network Systems is the largest provider of Broadband VSAT services to terrestrial (shore based) VSAT terminals, there are some providers now extending this coverage to stabilized marine terminals on ships
February 14, 2011: EchoStar Corporation and Hughes Communications have announced that EchoStar will acquire Hughes and its subsidiaries, including Hughes Network Systems, in a deal valued at approximately $2 billion.
Hughes Maritime Broadband Service provides broadband communications, voice and fax to vessels at sea using the HX200 modem to antennas as small as 60cm.
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