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Hughes Broadband Satellite Technology to Power Services Across Ecuador

Aug. 30, 2011


Hughes Network Systems, LLC, has been awarded a contract with Iseyco Ecuador, a major systems integrator and reseller in Ecuador, to supply its advanced HN System, including a 9-meter earth station and 1500 remote terminals. The Hughes technology will power delivery of high-speed Internet access and voice services across Ecuador under Iseyco's multi-million dollar contract received from the Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT), Ecuador's state-run telecommunications operator.


"We chose to submit our bid using the Hughes HN System because of its proven technological advantages and competitive price," said Patricio Teran, vice president at Iseyco Ecuador. "The HN System provides excellent optimization of space segment with higher throughput, allowing us to provide a very cost-effective service. As a bidder on this important contract, it was imperative to choose a partner whom we trust would meet our expectations and those of the government of Ecuador."


"Hughes is proud to be awarded this important new contract for Ecuador," said Robert Feierbach, vice president of global sales and marketing, International Division at Hughes. "Bringing broadband to businesses and people in all areas is essential for economic and social development, and our satellite technology offers the most cost-effective way to reach those who are unserved or underserved by terrestrial technologies."


Added Hugo Frega, senior director of sales for Latin America, "We congratulate the Ecuadorian government and CNT on their vision of 'broadband for all,' and look forward to working with such a high-quality partner as Iseyco Ecuador to realize it."


The HN broadband satellite system is fully compliant with the global IPoS/DVB-S2 standard, including ACM (adaptive coding and modulation) and is designed to support a wide range of bandwidth-intensive services. Hughes was the first company to implement DVB-S2 with ACM, the most efficient implementation available, which yields up to 50 percent greater throughput over the original DVB-S standard.