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May 14, 2013

Hughes Network Systems signs Morsviazsputnik as a Distribution Partner

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Hughes Network Systems (News - Alert), LLC, a provider of broadband satellite networks and services, recently signed Morsviazsputnik, the licensed operator of Inmarsat's mobile satellite services in Russia, as a Distribution Partner for Hughes BGAN mobile satellite products. Morsviazsputnik is the licensed operator of the Inmarsat (News - Alert) global mobile satellite communications system on the territory of the Russian Federation, offering a full portfolio of communications and navigation services and products on land, at sea and in the air.

Hughes develops a wide range of mobile satellite terminals, such as dual-mode GSM cellular/satellite handsets and broadband data terminals, and broadband mobile data terminals for Inmarsat's BGAN network. It also supplies a variety of terminals to the world's major operators in the mobile satellite business, such as dual-mode mobile satellite handsets for Thuraya (News - Alert), and broadband mobile data terminals for Inmarsat's BGAN network.

"Morsviazsputnik is a leading provider of mobile satellite and navigation services within Russia, making it an ideal distribution partner for Hughes," said Graham Avis, vice president and general manager of Hughes San Diego. "Their strong market presence combined with world-class support from our very capable Moscow office positions us well to serve this large market, offering a complete range of mobile, portable, fixed and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions."

Hughes Network Systems has chosen Fortinet (News - Alert) for its new distributed enterprise Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) solution. Fortinet's high performance network security functionality will be combined with Hughes' WAN optimization technology in the offering. The new solution will power the recently introduced HughesON Managed Network Services, which are designed to meet demanding security and application performance needs of multi-branch organizations. These include retailers, government agencies, restaurants, petroleum and the finance industry.

"We are very pleased to have been chosen as a reseller of Hughes BGAN mobile satellite products," said Andrey Kuropyatnikov, general director of Morsviazsputnik. "Hughes delivers unique and innovative technology advantages and product attributes that will give us far greater reach and the ability to grow the subscriber base well beyond the traditional mobile satellite market."

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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