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TMCNet:  C-Edge picks Hughes India for satellite broadband network

[December 04, 2012]

C-Edge picks Hughes India for satellite broadband network

Dec 04, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) subsidiary Hughes Communications India, Ltd, a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC said it has been chosen by C-Edge to provide over 3,000 branches of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) across the country with a broadband satellite network and managed services.

The contract is worth Rs.33 crores (approximately USD6m) for a period of five years.

C-Edge, a joint venture between TATA Consultancy Services and the State Bank of India, selected Hughes and its HN System for a turnkey networking solution and services to connect various District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) and State Apex banks in the country. The branches are being integrated onto a central Core Banking Solution, with the first phase covering the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The managed services comprise over 3,000 HN9200 very small aperture terminals (VSATs) and shared Network Operations Centre services, including satellite bandwidth, hosting, backhaul and end-to-end IPSec management.

HCIL is a majority owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the world's largest provider of broadband satellite networks and services. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) 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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