Hughes Executives Share Industry Expertise at SATELLITE 2013

Company executives will participate in a wide range of technology and business panels; Hughes will exhibit its latest broadband satellite solutions at Booth #6001

GERMANTOWN, Md. - Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services and a leading provider of managed network services, announced today that several of its executives will share their expertise on panels during the SATELLITE 2013 Conference, March 18-21, being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

Hughes will showcase its industry-leading Ka-band satellite technologies and solutions at Booth #6001 - covering the full spectrum of enterprise, government, defense and consumer applications - including live demonstrations of the industry-leading HughesNet® Gen4 consumer satellite Internet service. The company's latest generation Ka-band terminals, HN9600 and HN9800, will be featured as well as COTM mobility support for airborne, maritime and land. Its extensive line of BGAN/Inmarsat mobile satellite products for M2M (machine-to-machine) and emergency response will also be displayed.

Hughes executives will provide industry insight on the following panels:

Monday, March 18

10:30 - 11:45 am:BT Shyamakrishnan, senior director, Business Development, International Division,will participate on the panel "Segmenting Maritime Sector Communications Trends: Understanding Who Wants What, Where for Whom."

4:15 - 5:30 pm:  Grant Barber, executive vice president, Finance, will participate on the CFO Roundtable "Managing Board, Banker, and Investor Expectations."

Tuesday, March 19:

1:30 - 2:45 pm:  Ramesh Ramaswamy, vice president, sales and marketing, International Division, will participate on the panel "Satellite Services in a Gigabit World."

4:40 - 5:45 pm: Col. Charles Cynamon (retired), senior director, Defense & Intelligence Systems Division, will participate on the panel "UAVs and Commercial Communications Satellites - Challenges and Opportunities."           

Wednesday, March 20:

1:45 - 3:00 pm:Matthew Mohebbi, general manager, Mobile Satellite Systems, will moderate the panel "The Role of Satellite Solutions in the Fast Growing M2M Data Market."

3:15 - 4:30 pm: Graham Avis, vice president, San Diego Division, will participate on the panel "New Broadband Data Solutions for Portable and Mobile Applications."

3:15 - 4:30 pm: Arunas Slekys, vice president, corporate marketing and general manager, Russia/CIS,will participate on the panel "BRIC: Four Passports, Four Successes."

4:45 - 5:45 pm:Vince Onuigbo, senior director, International Marketing,will participate on the panel "Wireless Backhaul via Satellite: Moving to 3/4G and HTS."

Thursday, March 21:

9:00 - 10:30 am:  Mike Cook, seniorvice president, North American Division, will participate on the panel "Rapid Fire: Is the Glass Half Full/Half Empty for the Satellite Industry?"

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Paul Gaske, executive vice president & general manager, North American Division, will participate on the panel "Satellite Broadband Comes of Age: The Ka-band Equation."

Media and analysts should contact Jill Searl at (603) 559-5824 or to arrange interview appointments with Hughes executives.

To learn more about SATELLITE 2013, visit  

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 3.3 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 EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit

©2013 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet, are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.


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