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Hughes to Highlight Growth in High Throughput Satellite Technology at VSAT 2014 Conference

Keynote speaker to focus on global expansion of broadband services

Milton Keynes, UK, 8 September 2014—The global growth in high-throughput satellite technology (HTS) and services will be the subject of the keynote address by Ramesh Ramaswamy, vice president of International sales and marketing at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) at this year’s VSAT 2014 conference.

Drawing on the market success of the Hughes JUPITER™ system, Ramaswamy will review how satellite services around the globe are taking off in the large consumer and small business markets unserved or under-served by broadband terrestrial technology. To be held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, UK from 17-19 September, the satellite networking industry’s premier event will provide the opportunity for delegates to hear from more than 50 industry-leading speakers and network with senior decision-makers in the industry.

Mr. Ramaswamy commented: “Across the globe, broadband satellite is delivering an ever-increasing range of applications such as distance learning in Ethiopia, rural education in India, Mexico and Russia, as well as Internet to the home in Latin America and lottery services across Europe. This demand for higher bandwidth and quality of service is being met through advances in high-throughput satellite technology.”

HTS Satellites can now provide more capacity at a lower cost and high quality, as evidenced by the EchoStar® XVII satellite powered by JUPITER™ high-throughput technology. The Hughes JUPITER™ ground system is now available globally and is easily configurable for multi-band operation on either conventional or HTS satellites.

Media and analysts should contact Simon Moss at +44 (0)1252 727313 or simonm@whiteoaks.co.uk to arrange interview appointments with Hughes executives.

About Hughes Europe

Hughes Europe is the European operating and sales organisation for Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) with facilities in Germany, the UK, and Italy. Utilising its satellite hub earth station and network operations centre in Griesheim, Germany, Hughes Europe provides Hughes broadband satellite and terrestrial solutions to large enterprises, government organisations and small businesses throughout the continent, both directly and through a growing family of value-added service providers. These networks support rapid, reliable transmission of data, voice, video, and multimedia content. For more information, please visit www.hugheseurope.com.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 per cent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organisations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

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 and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.