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HUGHES to Showcase Satellite System Capabilities at MILCOM 2008 Conference

November 12, 2008

GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite network solutions and services, will showcase its satellite broadband technology solutions at the MILCOM 2008 Conference in San Diego, California. In addition, Hughes representatives will participate in panel discussions and present technical papers focusing on important satellite communications-related topics, including Ka-band Hughes SPACEWAY(R) 3 technologies, SATCOM-on-the-Move (SOTM), and next-generation warfighter networks. The 27th Annual MILCOM 2008 Conference and Exhibition brings together members of the government, military, scientific, and engineering communities to showcase new products, breakthrough technologies, and industry trends through special exhibits, interactive tutorials, keynote speeches, and panel discussions. Rajeev Gopal, senior director, and Steve Arnold, senior director, from Hughes will be presenting three papers on advanced satellite systems during the MILCOM technical sessions.

Hughes will exhibit at Booth 1143, demonstrating live, full-mesh, IP operations over its SPACEWAY 3 satellite system. The demonstrations will highlight the pioneering capabilities of SPACEWAY 3 on-board packet switching and dynamic resource allocation for net-centric applications using easy-to-deploy satellite terminals. In addition, Hughes will also showcase its HX200 broadband satellite router.

   WHAT:    Hughes at MILCOM 2008 Conference and Exhibition    WHEN:    November 17-19, 2008    WHERE:   Booth 1143            San Diego Convention Center            111 West Harbor Drive            San Diego, CA 92101     Technical Presentations:   

Network Centric Satellite Communication with IP Networks Based on Regenerative Satellite Mesh-A (RSM-A) Ka-Band Technology

Monday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. – Noon: Rajeev Gopal, senior director, Hughes will present a technical paper in the SAC-9 Advanced Satellite Systems session. The presentation will describe preliminary results from a Hughes and DISA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for net-centric IP capabilities.

Implementing a Mobility Architecture for a Regenerative Satellite Mesh Architecture (RSM-A) System – a SPACEWAY 3 Perspective

Tuesday, November 18, 9:15 a.m. – Noon: Steve Arnold, senior director, Hughes will present a technical paper in the SAC-2 SATCOM-on-the-Move (SOTM) session. The presentation will examine the key aspects associated with implementing SOTM capabilities for next-generation regenerative satellites.

Situational Awareness with Real Time IP Applications over Next-Generation Packet Processing Satellites

Tuesday, November 18, 2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Rajeev Gopal, senior director, Hughes will present a technical paper in the NCS-4 Next Generation Warfighter Networks and Systems session. The presentation will describe how the SPACEWAY 3 full-mesh capability uses on-board packet switching and dynamic resource allocation to provide high Quality of Service (QoS) for real-time video and audio.

To schedule a media briefing with any of the above speakers, please contact Mary Alice Johnson at (571) 323-2585, ext. 2140 or maryalice@connellyworks.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(R) encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

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. . For additional information, please visit http://www.hughes.com/

Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes, HughesNet, and SPACEWAY are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

Hughes Network Systems, LLC

CONTACT: April Eichmeier of Hughes Network Systems, LLC,+1-301-601-4119, april.eichmeier@hughes.com; or Mary Alice Johnson ofConnellyWorks, Inc. for Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-571-323-2585, ext.2140, maryalice@connellyworks.com

Web site: http://www.hughes.com/