Hughes Launches High-Speed Satellite Internet Service for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Mexico


June 30, 2020


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New HughesNet for Business Service Delivers Essential Connectivity to Small Businesses across the Country, Even in Places without Terrestrial Internet Access

Germantown, MD, June 30, 2020 - Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the world leader in broadband satellite technology and services, announced today the launch of HughesNet® for Business in Mexico. A high-speed, satellite Internet service designed for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the HughesNet for Business service is now available to 97% of Mexico, including places where fiber and cable Internet are not available.

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) measures Internet penetration in rural communities at only 23%, compared to 65% in urban areas – putting MSMEs in remote areas at a competitive disadvantage. Add to that the demand for connectivity across Mexico has risen dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with more business owners turning to the Internet to conduct marketing, sales, customer service and daily operations like accounting and payroll.

“Micro, small and medium sized businesses are the heart and soul of Mexico’s local communities,” said Marcos Duarte, director of sales and operations, Hughes Mexico. “These doctors, dentists, architects, veterinarians, lawyers, accountants, farms, hotels, shops and restaurants need to be connected in today’s world, and HughesNet for Business meets that need with speed and reliability.”

With speeds of 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up, HughesNet for Business is suitable for web surfing, social media marketing, online banking, sending and receiving email and more. In addition, the service comes with built-in Wi-Fi to connect multiple devices to the Internet.
 
The number-one satellite Internet service in the world, HughesNet arrived in Mexico in October 2019, and serves the needs of millions of consumers and business in the U.S., Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. For more information about HughesNet in Mexico, visit www.hughesnet.com.mx.

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About HNS de México
HNS de Mexico S.A. de C.V., has headquarters in Mexico City and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. For additional information, please visit  www.hughesnet.com.mx.

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.5 million residential and business customers across the Americas. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON™ managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 40 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals of all types to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.

About EchoStar
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

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