Mobile Satellite Terminal enables broadband applications.

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Approved to operate over Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network, Model 9250 delivers transmit and receive rates of over 460 Kbps while moving within coverage area. Unit enables data and video file transfers, Internet browsing, FTP, VPN, VoIP, WiFi, and video conferencing. Supporting up to 11 simultaneous users, terminal provides simultaneous Ethernet, ISDN, and WiFi access. It includes fully autonomous tracking antenna installed with magnetic roof mount.



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Hughes Introduces High-Speed BGAN Mobile Satellite Terminal



GERMANTOWN, Md., March 15 /- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite network solutions and services, today announced that its latest generation Hughes 9250 mobile satellite terminal has been approved to operate over Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN). The Hughes 9250 is designed to deliver high-speed transmit and receive rates of over 460Kbps while on the move within Inmarsat's global BGAN satellite coverage area.

Ideal for news reporters, emergency response and mobile workers, the Hughes 9250 enables a wide range of broadband applications, including data and video file transfers, Internet browsing, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Virtual Private Network (VPN), Voice over IP (VoIP), WiFi, and video conferencing-all while on the move. It features a compact, fully autonomous tracking antenna, easily installed with a magnetic roof mount.

The Hughes 9250 mobile satellite terminal supports:
-- Speeds of up to 464/464 Kbps transmit/receive
-- Multi-user capabilities -- up to 11 simultaneous users
-- Simultaneous Ethernet, ISDN and WiFi Access
-- WiFi Access Point built-in
-- Selectable, dedicated IP Quality of Service levels up to 128 Kbps

Additionally, the Hughes 9250 terminal is software upgradeable to the high-performance Class 11 land vehicular rating, which will operate with Inmarsat's BGAN-X network expected to be commercially launched later in 2007.

"We are proud that our 9250 has been approved by Inmarsat for operation on its global BGAN network," said Graham Avis, vice president of Hughes' Mobile Satellite Terminal Group. "It ushers in a superior level of high-speed communication on the move that's not available with any other satellite or cellular service."

To learn more about the Hughes 9250 mobile satellite terminal, please visit our web site at http://www.bgan.hughes.com/

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.2 million systems to customers in over 100 countries. Its broadband satellite products 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, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUGH). For additional information, please visit http://www.hughes.com/.

(C)2007 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

CONTACT: Judy Blake of Hughes Network Systems, +1-301-601-7330, jblake@hns.com

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