Hughes ships over 5,000 broadband satellite terminals to AltegroSky in 2011

Telecom Lead America: Hughes Network Systems, a provider
of broadband satellite solutions and services, has shipped over 5,000 broadband
satellite terminals and two network operations centers (HN and HX NOCs) to
AltegroSky in 2011.


These shipments make AltegroSky the largest privately-held
satellite broadband provider in Russia and the CIS countries. All of
AltegroSky’s sites are powered by Hughes technology.


With these shipments to AltegroSky, Hughes Network
Systems cumulative shipments crosses over 10,000 terminals.


“Using reliable Hughes technology and learning from
the success of their consumer business in the U.S., we developed an entire
‘Made-in-Russia’ eco-system to bring affordable high-speed Internet to people
in their dachas and country homes,” said Sergey Pekhterev, CEO of AltegroSky.


AltegroSky provides a wide range of high-speed satellite
services to enterprises and government agencies including retail gas stations,
railroads, and exploration sites, as well as for Internet points-of-presence
across Russia’s heartland.


Last year, AltegroSky was the first operator
in Russia to initiate an affordable, high-speed Internet consumer
offering made possible by delivering services over compact 74 cm antennas.


“We congratulate AltegroSky in becoming the #1
privately-held satellite broadband provider in Russia and the CIS
countries, a burgeoning market where Hughes continues its technology
leadership, now with over 45,000 terminals shipped cumulatively to over 20
service providers,” said Dr. Arunas Slekys, vice president and
GM, Russia/CIS at Hughes.


Last year, Hughes Network Systems won a contract with Iseyco Ecuador, major systems integrator
and reseller in Ecuador, to supply its HN System, including a 9-meter earth
station and 1500 remote terminals.


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