October 20, 2008

HUGHES Expands Satellite Capacity With Intelsat in Latin American Market

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that its Brazilian operating entity, Hughes do Brasil, will implement services on new Ku-band capacity on Intelsat's Galaxy-28 satellite to meet growing demand for its HughesNet broadband services across Latin America.

According to Delio Morais, president of Hughes do Brasil, "The Galaxy-28 satellite offers us strategic infrastructure, as it ensures that we will have the capacity necessary to keep pace with the growing demand for broadband services in Brasil and across this region."

With the capacity of the G-28 satellite, Hughes will intensify its efforts in the South American markets, offering its customers the company's comprehensive portfolio of HughesNet solutions and services, including backup of MPLS networks, managed corporate networks, distance learning networks, high-speed Internet access, and IPTV solutions.

Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, Intelsat's regional vice president, Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighted that, "The rate of adoption of more robust data services is accelerating rapidly throughout Latin America and Intelsat has been providing satellite capacity for Hughes since its entry into the provision of broadband satellite services in the region."

About Intelsat

Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) worldwide, delivering information and entertainment for many of the world's leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for advanced transmissions of video, data and voice services. With the globalization of content, broadband, telecom, HD and IPTV fueling next-generation growth, the ever-expanding universe of satellite communications is the cornerstone of today's Intelsat. Real-time, advanced communications with people anywhere in the world is closer, by far.

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. 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

CONTACT: Judy Blake of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-301-601-7330,[email protected]; or Donna Armstrong of Brodeur, +1-202-775-2659,[email protected], for Hughes Network Systems, LLC

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