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Hughes Provides Lottery Network Solution to GTECH Colombia



Oct. 24, 2011


Hughes Network Systems, LLC has provisioned GTECH Colombia with an advanced HN satellite networking solution connecting over 1,100 lottery sites in Colombia. Under this turnkey contract with the Colombian subsidiary of GTECH, which is part of the Lottomatica Group, a premier global lottery provider, Hughes has supplied and installed the latest version of its industry-leading HN System in Bogota, together with over 1,100 HN7000S broadband satellite terminals at locations across the country.


"We are excited to announce completion of the expansion of our lottery service connecting more than 1,100 lottery sites with the latest Hughes satellite networking technology, and representing an important capital investment by our company in Colombia," said Maria Clara Martinez, Country Manager of GTECH Colombia. "This key contract reflects our confidence of continued solid growth in the region. We believe that our proven local experience over many years, combined with the high quality and versatility of the Hughes HN System and broadband satellite terminals, enables us to offer the best service quality in the region. We are committed to the provision of highly reliable services and strongly believe that Hughes technology with its bandwidth efficiencies provided by features such as IPoS/DVB-S2 with the ACM feature, as well as the robustness of the remote terminals, match our service expectations as well as those of our customers."


"We are proud to be part of this important project for Colombia with GTECH," said Robert Feierbach, vice president of global sales and marketing, International Division, Hughes. "GTECH Colombia's selection of the HN platform and our turnkey installation services for the entire country are confirmation of the confidence GTECH has in our technology and local support capabilities. This program is built upon the successful relationship our companies have shared for many years, as evidenced by the approximately 90,000 GTECH lottery sites operating with Hughes satellite technology in North America, delivering the highest quality service and efficiency available in the marketplace."