Hughes Executives Share Industry Expertise at Satellite 2011

Company executives will participate in a wide range of technology and business panels throughout the conference

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 9, 2011 - Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite network solutions and services, announced today that several of its executives will share their expertise on thirteen panels throughout the Satellite 2011 Conference, March 14-17, being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

Hughes executives will provide industry insight on the following panels:
Monday, March 14:

7:30 - 8:30 am:Adrian Morris, executive vice president and CTO, will participate in the CTO Roundtable Breakfast.

10:30 - 11:45 am: Jeff Biber, vice president of Network Services, will participate on the panel "Quality of Service: Best Practices You Can Implement Today."

1:30 2:45 pm:George Choquette, senior vice president, Engineering, will participate on the panel "IPv6: Compliance by 2012."

1:30 - 2:45 pm:B.T. Shyamakrishnan, senior director, International Division, will participate on the panel "Maritime Satcom Strategies - The State of the Art."

3:15 - 4:25 pm:Grant Barber, executive vice president and CFO, will participate on the panel "Balancing Technical and Financial Risk."

4:15 -5:30 pm:Pradman Kaul, Chairman and CEO, will participate on the CEO Roundtable.

Tuesday, March 15:

3:00 - 4:15 pm: David Jupin, vice president, Product Management, will participate on the panel "Moving onto Each Others' Turf: MSS and FSS Operators Compete to Serve the Maritime Broadband Market."

Wednesday, March 16:

10:15 - 11:30 am:Mike Cook, senior vice president, North American Division, will participate on the panel "High Throughput Satellites: Broadband and Beyond."

10:15 - 11:30 am:Matthew Mohebbi, general manager, MobileSat Division, is moderator of the panel, "A New Generation of MSS Terminals: What's Next for MSS Equipment Providers?" John Corrigan, senior vice president, MobileSat Division, will participate on the panel.

10:15 - 11:30 am:Arunas Slekys, vice president, Corporate Marketing and general manager, Russia/CIS Business, will participate on the panel, "Eastern Europe & CIS: The New Satellite on the Block."

1:45 - 3:00 pm:Rick Lober, vice president and general manager, Defense & Intelligence Systems Division (DISD), will participate on the panel, "How Can Commercial Satellite Providers Best Meet Government Requirements for COTM?"

4:45 - 5:45 pm: Dave Rehbehn, senior director, Marketing, International Division, will participate on the panel, "Wireless Integrations: More than Just Backhaul?"

Thursday, March 17:

9:00 - 10:30 am: Paul Gaske, executive vice president and general manager, North American Division, will participate on the panel, "Satellite Broadband: Ready for Real Market Impact?"

During the conference, Hughes will showcase its latest technology and service innovations at Booth #701, and also conduct live demonstrations of its mobile technology at outdoor exhibit, #OE16.

From the latest in Ka-band, high-throughput satellite technology to digital signage, VoIP over broadband, SATCOM-on-the-move, and SCADA applications, Hughes is leading the way in connecting enterprises, governments, and consumers to the future. Meetings with Hughes executives at the booth can be arranged by contacting Dan Tudesco at 202-775-2657 or

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 2.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 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 Hughes Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUGH). For more information, please visit

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

CONTACT: Judy Blake, Hughes Network Systems, +1-301-601-7330,; Dan Tudesco, Brodeur Partners, +1-202-775-2657,

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