Channels sat down with Hughes President Pradman Kaul to reflect on 2014 and to get his perspective on the company’s strong performance and what might be expected for 2015 and beyond. Executive Corner 2014: The Year in Review An interview with Pradman Kaul, President, Hughes
Published by Hughes Corporate Communications Department Eric Gann, Editor Aaron James, Co-editor
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Q: In terms of our successes internationally, which new accounts or account expansions stand out? A: Hughes service companies in Brazil, India, and Europe, all had equally great years. The Hughes Brazilian subsidiary signed a contract extension with Telemar for the provision of broadband services for approximately 3,200 sites, while the Indian subsidiary continued to expand its rural bank and ATM network in India. There are more than 50,000 sites now in service, part of a major project that connects rural locations to the national banking network. Prior to this network, residents had to travel to the nearest city with a branch bank to conduct transactions. Hughes India now has over 100,000 VSAT sites in operation. Hughes Europe was selected by Smiggle for a comprehensive HughesON Managed Network Solution that includes wireless backup to support the Australian retailer’s UK Launch. In the Middle East, we won a $69 million contract for a global foreign ministry satellite network spanning six continents and 100 countries. And in Colombia, Hughes was selected by both Hispasat and Anditel to provide high-speed Internet services to rural schools and communities under the Vive Digital program. Q: How did Hughes do in the aeronautical sector in 2014? A: We have continued to make great inroads with airborne broadband solutions through our partnership with Global Eagle Entertainment (formerly Row 44). Hughes provides the onboard routers that underpin their inflight systems, together with satellite hub connectivity and leased space segment. Beyond the U.S.,
Q: Hughes had a great year in 2014. What were some of the company’s major accomplishments? A: With growing revenues and healthy margins in our businesses all over the world, Hughes had an exceptional year in 2014. Of particular note, we crossed the 1 million mark of active users for
HughesNet ® high-speed satellite Internet service in North America, making it the world’s largest consumer
satellite service—all of which is powered by our award-winning JUPITER™ System.
1,000,000 ACTIVE USERS
In the enterprise space, our HughesON™ Managed Network Solutions portfolio has been well received with some major wins and expansions, including Delhaize (Food Lion), Springleaf Financial, and GTECH, the U.S.’s largest lottery provider, which extended its service agreement through September 2022, including space segment, hub operations, and maintenance for over 100,000 sites. Within our franchise-oriented markets, Hughes expanded numerous contracts, one of the largest being with Yum! brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut). We also successfully introduced the HR4400 Branch Gateway, a single cost-effective device that combines strong security, routing, and Hughes unique Active Technologies for multi- branch organizations—a big driver for enterprise managed services globally.
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