Skyband to buy 2,000 additional HX satellite terminals from Hughes

Telecom Lead Middle East: Hughes Network will supply over
2,000 additional HX satellite terminals to Skyband of Saudi Arabia, for
expanding broadband satellite services business in the Middle East.

Skyband continues to grow our enterprise and government
business and we are pleased with the quality of Hughes products and support,
which have been key to our expansion plans. We evaluated other vendor offerings
and chose Hughes because of technology, quality, price, and the consistent
level of support they have provided our company,” said Osman Oueida, general
manager of Skyband.

In 2009, Skyband purchased a multi-satellite HX Gateway
which is designed to unlock the maximum value from high-quality, IP broadband
networking, including specialized applications such as mobility. It makes it
easy for operators to expand broadband services across all multi-satellite
coverage situations, while maintaining the network management, extensive
diagnostics and scalability of HX System.

“We are proud to continue to provide Skyband with
quality products and services. Skyband has been a valued customer of Hughes for
several years and we congratulate them on their successful expansion
plans,” said Soheil Mehrabanzad, assistant vice president for Middle
East/Africa region at Hughes.

Based on the Internet Protocol over Satellite (IPoS)
standard, approved by ETSI, ITU, and TIA, the HX System can be configured to
provide a specified Quality of Service (QoS) for each link to a particular
terminal, enabling operators to provide services tailored to a customer’s specific

HX remote terminals utilize FDMA/TDMA channels to
communicate with the HX Gateway in star mode, or simultaneously to other
terminals in mesh mode, with each channel supporting high-speed data rates.

Skyband offers a range of communications solutions
including managed network services, ATM and banking connectivity, GSM networks
and backhaul, video conferencing, and broadband IP applications to a variety of
enterprise and government sectors. The HX System is ideal for these and other
specialty markets such as Virtual Network Operator (VNO) hosting and Comms
On-The-Move (COTM) for airborne/maritime/land, including defense and
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions. 

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