Hughes Selected by Leading Oil Well Services Company to Provide Next Gen Rapid Deploy Communications Hub


Hughes High-Throughput Satellite Powers Solution Ideal for Remote Communications

Germantown, Md., March 14, 2018—SATELLITE 2018, Booth 501—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide its new HT2900 Rapid Deploy Communications Hub to one of the world’s largest oil field services providers.

The new HT2900 represents the next generation of the Hughes Ruggedized Transportable product line, and it is designed to be a full communications hub ideal for connectivity in remote locations. The base model supports Ka-, Ku- and L-band service with self-pointing satellite connectivity for both Hughes High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) and mobile fleet services.

The base model also includes a Hughes HR4700 Secure SD-WAN Gateway and an industrial grade WiFi access point. The HR4700 provides full security, UTM and Hughes ActiveTechnologies™ for optimized IP network communications. An optional 4G/LTE modem can be added to increase connectivity options when appropriate.

Packaged in a ruggedized container with customizable configurations that support operations on land and in maritime environments, its simplified operation and enhanced mobility features will help the company execute real-time analysis and evaluation of natural resource exploration.

“This new solution will enable real-time reporting of drilling data and will enable our customers to improve efficiency and optimize their operations,” said Royce Hernandez, senior director at Hughes.”With broadband connectivity from Hughes it will deliver high data throughputs, revolutionizing how the industry monitors conditions, predicts issues and conforms to evolving safety requirements—laying the foundation for more autonomous rig operations—truly an innovation powering a connected future in the oil and gas industry.”

To learn more about products and services, visit Hughes at SATELLITE 2018 in Booth 501 to learn more.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.2 million residential and business customers across North America and Brazil. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON® managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 20 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world.

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. For additional information about Hughes, please visit and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.

About EchoStar

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.