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EchoStar Mobile and RigNet Partner to Promote Innovative Mobile Satellite Services

May 1, 2019

EchoStar Mobile and RigNet, Inc. announced an agreement to promote and distribute EchoStar Mobile IP-based Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) for voice and data to RigNet's European customer base.

RigNet will distribute equipment and provide secure, reliable and cost-effective connectivity services via the EchoStar XXI spacecraft operating in the S-band spectrum (with a complementary ground component) licensed in the 28 European member states.

Equipment for the EchoStar Mobile network, including advanced IP voice and data terminals, is designed and manufactured by EchoStar subsidiary Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services.

"This new partnership with RigNet is a step change in industrial IoT connectivity for businesses across Europe," said Anders Johnson, executive director of EchoStar Mobile and president of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "Working with a world class leader in digital transformation helping global organizations to connect and transform their business gives us the unique opportunity to position satellite services in the fast growing Industrial IoT market. RigNet has all the capabilities to market and distribute the innovative EchoStar Mobile data services across Europe. We are all very excited about the next stage of this relationship."

"We are happy to be partnering with EchoStar to offer a powerful technology for satellite connectivity," said Danielle Edwards, vice president of IoT and apps, RigNet. "This innovative solution will provide a powerful connectivity option that will meet our customers' expectations while on their digital transformation journey."