Hughes Awarded GSA Contract Renewal

September 23, 2014

Company to Continue Providing Managed Broadband; Adds HughesON Services to Contract


Germantown, MD, September 24, 2014―Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced it has received a renewal for its U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract GS-35F-0907P, which will extend coverage through September 29, 2019. Under the contract renewal, Hughes will continue providing its comprehensive portfolio of satellite broadband solutions to meet agency requirements. Also available under the contract are HughesON™ managed services for high performance networking and digital media solutions to federal, state and local government agencies.

“Through this contract renewal, we’re able to expand our offerings to government agencies so they can have access to even more technology to better serve constituents,” said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for Government Solutions at Hughes. “We’re excited to be able to continue offering our end-to-end managed services that deliver top performance, reliability and security while opening up the doors to new platforms, like HughesON, that address the evolving digital world we live in.”

HughesON offers a set of managed network solutions designed to meet the needs of the distributed agency. On a basic level, it offers:

  • High-capacity access
  • High-availability networking
  • Managed security services
  • Managed Wi-Fi
  • Voice-over-IP
  • WAN optimization

Under this contract, agencies will also be able to leverage solutions through HughesON Digital Media Solutions, which meet the social and visual needs of today’s digital world. These solutions include:

  • Digital signage
  • On-demand employee training
  • Web-based learning portal
  • MediaTV solutions, including breakroom TV, digital bulletin boards and waiting room TV
  • Social media integration
  • Cloud services
  • Emergency notification functionality

“With today’s budget constraints, agency telecom officials are faced with doing more with less – at the same time the people and departments they serve are clamoring for more bandwidth. HughesON solutions help agencies get more for less. We’re excited our Schedule 70 contract renewal includes these capabilities and provides cost-effective telecommunications options, delivering more bandwidth and better service agencies,” added Bardo.

For more information on the GSA Schedule 70 contract GS-35F-0907P, click here.

To learn more about Hughes government solutions, please visit government.hughes.com or call 1-866-805-5448.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com