Hughes leads global VSAT industry with 50% market share

By Telecom
Lead Team:
Hughes Network Systems leads the global VSAT market with 50 percent
market share.

research organization on satellite industry, said Hughes Network is the
dominant provider in both enterprise and consumer industry segments by a wide


Hughes’ market
share in the global enterprise terminal market is double its nearest

presence casts a shadow over almost every player in the market. Its dominance
of the enterprise VSAT industry is remarkable in the fact that the company has
been able to sustain its lead for over 20 years and that it has rolled with the
punches and constantly responded with new developments which have kept it at
the forefront of an intensely competitive market,” said Simon Bull, senior
analyst at COMSYS.

In the North
American consumer market, the report shows Hughes with a 48.4 percent share,
almost 12 percent more than its nearest competitor, and notes that its
satellite Internet subscriber base is steadily expanding while that of
competitors has stalled.


operates the world’s largest satellite Internet service, HughesNet, with more
than 620,000 subscribers in North America, and is the world’s largest Ka-band
network. The Ka-band spectrum provides higher bandwidth and delivers more
capacity at faster speeds to smaller dishes than previous-generation Ku-band


One of the
most gratifying aspects of this report is recognition that we’re not sitting on
our lead. Customers come to us and stay with us because they see steady
improvements in bandwidth and download speeds,” said Pradman Kaul, CEO, Hughes.


The report
noted, Hughes is the final word in vertical integration. It builds its entire
ground segment (with the exception of the antennas); sells, operates and
manages its own service; and now owns its own satellites. It alone has a highly
successful service business that fuels its manufacturing arm and challenges its
engineers to improve product performance and quality while driving down costs.”


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