Hughes Receives Inmarsat Type Approval for its 9211-HDR Portable BGAN Terminal

World’s smallest and lightest BGAN HDR-capable terminal to operate with Inmarsat’s High Data Rate Streaming Service

Germantown, Md., December 1, 2014 — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, and Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), today announced that Hughes’ latest generation portable BGAN terminal, the Hughes 9211-HDR, has received Inmarsat type approval. The 9211-HDR terminal provides a range of asymmetric high data streaming rates, with an average speed of 650 kbps and speeds as high as 800 kbps over Inmarsat’s BGAN HDR service.

hughesterminal250x232The Hughes 9211-HDR builds on the success of the popular Hughes 9201, which has a significant global installed base of customers. Hughes remains the only approved North American BGAN terminal manufacturer. Designed to provide high performance mobile satellite connectivity even in the most demanding environments, the Hughes 9211-HDR is the world’s smallest and lightest Inmarsat BGAN HDR-capable terminal.

“Inmarsat is dedicated to leading the way in satellite innovation,” said Greg Ewert, president, Enterprise. “BGAN HDR is a game-changing service delivering superior video quality from anywhere in the world, and broadcasters who have used it are extremely enthusiastic about its capabilities. We are very excited to add the Hughes 9211-HDR terminal to our BGAN HDR portfolio.”

Budget friendly and feature rich, the Hughes 9211-HDR is ideal for media broadcast organizations, government agencies, global relief work organizations (NGOs), mobile healthcare, first responders, and public safety, where quality of service and performance is paramount.

“With the introduction of the 9211-HDR, we are building on the 9201’s legacy and expanding our portfolio with a terminal that is smaller and lighter than any other HDR terminal on the market,” said Graham Avis, vice president and general manager of Hughes San Diego.

The Hughes 9211-HDR includes features such as built-in RJ11, multi-user Wi-Fi access, and advanced automatic context activation. Its sleek one-piece design delivers ease of portability and rapid field setup. An active external antenna port enables future optional connectivity of remote semi-fixed and mobile tracking antennas.

For more information, please contact BGANsales@hughes.com or contact your local BGAN sales representative for details.

For further information

Judy Blake
Hughes Network Systems
Judy.blake@hughes.com
+1 (301) 601-7330
Darby Johnson
Brodeur Partners
djohnson@brodeur.com
+1 (603) 559-5809
Jonathan Sinnatt
Director of Corporate Communications
jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com
+44 (0)20 7728 1935
Katie Potts
Corporate Communications Manager
katie.potts@inmarsat.com
+44 (0)20 7728 1492

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 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, 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.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).

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