The Comsys VSAT Report
Hughes is the 800 pound gorilla of the VSAT market and even the largest of the company’s competitors generally try and work around it rather than go head-to-head. Those companies that let their attention wander or make the mistake that theirs is a segment Hughes has no interest in, get a rude awakening. The fact of the matter is that VSAT is Hughes and, in many ways, Hughes is VSAT. The company lives and breathes the technology at all levels from chipsets to installation not least because it lays claim to have started the industry with its early work in the early to late 1980s. As its positive financial results demonstrated every quarter since it went public in 2007 and until it was swallowed by EchoStar, what sets the company apart today and drives its growth is the service business. Beyond technology and product innovation, over the past several years Hughes has successfully morphed into being the leading broadband satellite service provider in North America, Europe, India and Brazil as well as supplying a growing list of operators and service provider customers in the rest of the world with its broadband technologies and products.