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Hughes Named “Market Leader” in 2020 SD-WAN Customer Success Report


Customer satisfaction with HughesON Managed SD-WAN elevates Hughes to top ranking

Germantown, MD, March 31, 2020Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a leading provider of managed network services under its HughesON™ brand, has been named a Market Leader – the top ranking – in the SD-WAN category of the Winter 2020 Customer Success Report published by FeaturedCustomers. A customer reference platform for B2B buyers, FeaturedCustomers compiles its annual report based on customer case studies, testimonials and videos. Customers that shared their experiences about HughesON SD-WAN included Costco, JCPenney, One Main Financial, and Rite Aid.   

“Earning the ‘Market Leader’ status in the FeaturedCustomers report drives home the value of the deep partnerships we have built with our enterprise customers and how we help them achieve their business objectives,” said Jeff Bradbury, senior marketing director at Hughes. “We are proud to be recognized in the report and even more honored that our customers trust us and our HughesON Managed SD-WAN service to deliver their critical networks.”

“Hughes has been a dependable partner for many years and continues to be a good partner,” said Eric Rosenzweig, vice president of Information Technology at QDOBA Restaurant Corp. “Our relationship with Hughes allows us to focus on the most important aspect of our business: our guests."

Twenty-three SD-WAN companies met the criteria for inclusion in the report. Based on customer reviews and other measures, only eight qualified as Market Leaders.

A leader in managed SD-WAN for customers in industries including retail, restaurant, hospitality, financial services and more, Hughes manages more than 36,000 deployed SD-WAN sites worldwide, including individual customer networks spanning as many as 3,500 sites. With its proprietary HR4860 Secure SD-WAN Gateway and partner platforms from Fortinet, Cisco Meraki and VeloCloud, Hughes tailors SD-WAN solutions to meet customer needs, deliver superior security, and dramatically improve application performance and end-user experience.

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 1.4 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 40 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 @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.

About FeaturedCustomers:

FeaturedCustomers, the world’s only customer reference platform for B2B business software & services, helps potential B2B buyers research and discover business software & services through vendor validated customer reference content such as customer testimonials, success stories, case studies, and customer videos. Every day their platform helps influence the purchasing decisions of thousands of B2B buyers in the final stages of their buying cycle from Fortune 500 companies to SMB’s.