Broadband Satellite Router features VoIP capability.

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Featuring 2 VoIP ports combined with 2 broadband LAN ports, Model DW7740 supports simultaneous voice and high-speed data applications from one integrated platform. Unit automatically reserves bandwidth on call-by-call basis, providing quality voice without dropped packets. DW Network Operations Center routes voice calls via voice gateway to PSTN, or to PBX for internal enterprise voice traffic.

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Hughes Network Systems Announces Broadband Satellite Router with Integrated VoIP Capability

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- Satellite 2006 -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) today announced the latest addition to its family of high performance satellite broadband routers. Introduced at the Satellite 2006 conference and exhibition, the DW7740 features two Voice over IP (VoIP) ports combined with two broadband LAN ports, enabling international service operators to deliver a flexible range of voice and high-speed data services from a single, compact, integrated platform.

"International customers have been asking for more cost-effective rural telephony, e-governance, and kiosk-based services," said Pradman Kaul, Chairman and CEO of Hughes. "The DW7740 is in response to that demand. It operates with all DW systems and supports simultaneous voice and high-speed data applications from one integrated and cost-effective platform, making it ideal in rural and remote settings."

The DW7740 is suitable for carrier-grade VoIP services enabling service providers to offer superior quality telephony integrated with broadband IP support. VoIP support has been optimized, as the DW7740 will automatically reserve bandwidth on a call-by-call basis, thereby providing high-quality voice without dropped packets. A DW Network Operations Center (NOC) routes voice calls via a voice gateway to the PSTN, or to a PBX for internal enterprise voice traffic.

The DW7740 enables applications such as:
o Telephony for remote branch offices;
o VoIP services for SME and SOHO customers;
o Combined payphone and Internet connectivity for public calling offices;
o High-speed Internet/intranet access;
o Video services, including remote site security monitoring;
o Interactive distance education combined with two-way VoIP connectivity; and
o Real-time multimedia streaming and large file content distribution.

The DW7740 will initially be marketed to Hughes' growing list of international service providers and will begin shipping in the second quarter 2006.

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HNS) is the world's leading provider of broadband satellite network solutions for businesses and consumers, with more than 850,000 systems ordered or shipped to customers in 85 countries. HNS pioneered the development of high-speed satellite Internet access services and IP-based networks, which it markets globally under the DIRECWAY(R) brand. DIRECWAY terminals are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard, approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, HNS maintains sales and support offices worldwide. HNS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc., which is wholly owned by SkyTerra Communications, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: SKYT) . For additional information, please visit

HUGHES and Hughes Network Systems are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. DIRECWAY is a registered trademark of The DIRECTV Group, Inc.

CONTACT: Judy Blake of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-301-601-7330, or

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