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TMCNet:  IG Telecom chooses Hughes HN broadband solution

[November 06, 2012]

IG Telecom chooses Hughes HN broadband solution

Nov 06, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) subsidiary Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) said that Internet service provider IG Telecom, headquartered in Libreville, Gabon, has chosen the Hughes HN broadband satellite solution to expand its services throughout the Central African nation and surrounding countries.

IG Telecom will employ the market-leading Hughes HN System, comprising a Network Operations Center and up to 2,000 HN9260 routers, to expand high-speed satellite Internet and VoIP service to homes and small-to-medium business in under-served areas of Gabon and neighboring countries. In addition, Hughes customized the antenna solution to include a dual LNB, which enables IG Telecom to deliver a triple play offering including the French direct-to-home television service Canal +.

IG Telecom is the number one VSAT operator in West Africa region with over 500 installed VSAT sites. A private next-generation operator in West Africa since 2011, IG Telecom is providing shared and dedicated broadband Internet access to small office/home office (SOHOs), small/medium enterprises and private satellite networks to government organizations and large corporations. The relationships with Hughes and SES allow IG Telecom to provide broadband Internet access, VoIP and the French Canal+ DTH service to customers in the region.

Hughes Network Systems is the world's provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally.

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