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February 14, 2013

Hughes Showcases High-Speed Wireless 4G/LTE over Satellite at JIFX

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Hughes Network Systems, LLC will showcase high-speed wireless 4G/LTE (News - Alert) capabilities over satellite at the U.S. Navy Joint Interagency Field Exploration (JIFX) event.

In a statement, Rick Lober, vice president and General Manager of Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes (News - Alert) said, "Today's warfighters and emergency responders are taking advantage of new data capabilities to advance the mission, but the ability to deliver real-time video communications on-the-move with small, interoperable devices has been elusive. With this demonstration, Hughes is proud to provide an extensive military field-test of satellite-enabled 4G/LTE connectivity for video calls."

Wireless 4G/LTE transmissions that will be showcased by Hughes will make use of satellite connectivity with maximum download and upload speeds of 15 Mbps and 2 Mbps, respectively. The satellite connectivity will also comprise of video streaming, push-to-talk (PTT) communications and situational attentiveness.

Operational delegates from all the unified combatant commands and the Department of Homeland Security will come together for the JIFX event. Technologies will be investigated by delegates from government R&D enterprises, academia and private industry at the event with an aim to boost military capability, decrease expenses and work together with associate nations and enterprises.

Hughes is a specialist provider of satellite broadband for both, home and office, across the world. The organization provides groundbreaking network technologies, managed services, and offerings for enterprises and governments worldwide.

HughesNet, the finest high-speed satellite Web-based service currently available in the marketplace, is available at an affordable cost. A minimum of 3.3 million systems have already been shipped by Hughes to customers in more than 100 countries.

Solutions from Hughes comply with international standards approved by the TIA (News - Alert), ETSI and ITU enterprises, like IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1.

Hughes has its headquarters in Germantown, Maryland. The organization also has sales and support offices across the globe.

The JIFX event, scheduled from February 11-14, 2013 at Camp Roberts, California, aims to evaluate the possibility for novel capabilities in order to resolve the requirements of combatant commanders and federal agencies.

Edited by Braden Becker

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