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Pradman Kaul, President of Hughes
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In this issue, Pradman Kaul talks about the company’s global objective to close the digital divide and the many ways that “getting smarter” feeds innovation. The Internet is no longer a luxury, but rather the glue connecting everyone on Earth. In this issue we talk extensively about the many ways that connectivity is a basic service for many, just like electricity and water. Can you talk about the Hughes mission to close the digital divide, especially in areas such as Brazil and Colombia? Closing the digital divide is a global objective for Hughes. Strategically, with HughesNet ® , we are now expanding successfully beyond North America—where we are market leaders in high-speed satellite Internet service with over 1 million subscribers—and since the launch in Brazil in late 2016 is already exceeding our expectations; with HughesNet in Colombia now launched, we anticipate reaching a majority of the country’s population. As both technology and service providers, we are delivering these services utilizing our award-winning JUPITER™ System operating over high-throughput EchoStar XVII and XIX Ka-band satellites in North America, and
Telesat’s 65W satellite in South America. Globally, we are enabling a growing family of operators who are deploying JUPITER Systems to deliver broadband services in countries on four continents. And as reported by COMSYS, our leading market share in total VSATs continues to exceed 50 percent, with over 6 million terminals shipped to customers in more than 100 countries. In September, Hughes won the Most Innovative Satellite Application/Innovation at VSAT 2017. Can you talk about the significance of that award and what it represents for Hughes? We always appreciate having our work recognized and are proud of the fact that HughesNet Gen5 service is being acknowl- edged as an important initiative impacting the industry and improving global connec- tivity. Indeed, it’s a testament to our overall strategy, which is to pursue a “virtuous” cycle of growth, namely: Innovation of technology and products enables delivery of services, which through our customers’ experience creates opportunities to innovate new products and applications—as well as to lower product costs through growing volume of production, which further fuels demand—and the cycle grows. This strategy has worked well for us
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1 million residential and business customers across North America and Brazil. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON® managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 20 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 6 million terminals to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com and follow @Hughes_Corp on Twitter. Special thanks to our contributors: Tony Bardo, Joanne Beazell, Mary Belt, Holly Bowen, Dan Brown, Rodrigo Cavalieri, Patrick Fisher, Sean Fleming, Eric Gann, Dr. Rajeev Gopal, Peter Gulla, Doug Gunster, Brittany Hilton, Vinod Jain, Aaron James, Hernando Jaramillo, Pradman Kaul, Rick Lober, Doug Medina, Kim Murphy, Ramón Pizarro, Ramesh Ramaswamy, Jessica Schurtz, Vinod Shukla, Arunas Slekys, and the Hughes Pubs department. ©2017 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Hughes, HughesNet, JUPITER, and HughesON are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC
throughout our history and applies in both enterprise and consumer markets, with consumer being the largest and fastest growing and hence yielding the highest volumes and corre- sponding benefits across the company. The award is truly a testament to the quality and experience of our Hughes team executing this cycle of success.
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