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Hughes Earns No. 2 Ranking among Carrier Managed SD-WAN Providers based on U.S. Market Share


Award-winning HughesON Managed SD-WAN positions Hughes at the forefront of top competitors on the Vertical Systems Group LEADERBOARD

Germantown, MD, June 17, 2019Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a leading provider of managed network services under its HughesON™ brand, announced today that it earned a top spot on the 2018 U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN LEADERBOARD by Vertical Systems Group, an industry-leading insights firm with over 30 years of independent research experience. Rankings are based on percent of installed Carrier Managed SD-WAN customer sites in the U.S. as of year-end 2018, with Hughes having the second-highest showing.

“Hughes has earned its high ranking on our first ever U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN LEADERBOARD,” said Rick Malone, Principal, Vertical Systems Group. “Many of their customers have very large, widely dispersed networks, with which Hughes has proven to be adept at delivering large scale, complex and resilient SD-WAN services.

“We are pleased to be recognized by Vertical Systems Group for our world-class HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution,” said Dan Rasmussen, senior vice president of North America Sales and Marketing, Hughes. “This recognition reflects our commitment across our portfolio of managed services to going the extra mile to build, manage, secure and optimize the networks and technologies that enable our customers to meet their business goals.”

Hughes counts thousands of deployed SD-WAN sites among the nearly half million enterprise sites it manages for customers worldwide.

Please visit the Hughes website to learn more about the award-winning HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution.


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 1.3 million residential and business customers across the Americas. 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 of all types 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 @HughesON 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.