Hughes Named a Top Managed SD-WAN Provider for Third Consecutive Year

May 12, 2021

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Hughes retains No.2 spot on Vertical Systems Group’s annual LEADERBOARD

Germantown, MD, May 12, 2021 - Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, announced today that it earned a top ranking on the 2020 U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services LEADERBOARD from industry research firm Vertical Systems Group. For the third consecutive year, Hughes maintained its number-two position based on its portfolio of HughesON™ SD-WAN sites under management in the U.S. 

“We are pleased to be recognized for the third straight year as a leading SD-WAN provider in the U.S., a reflection of the value of our managed SD-WAN solution to our customers,” said Dan Rasmussen, senior vice president of enterprise business at Hughes. “Our position is a testament to our unwavering commitment to service delivery excellence, exemplified by our practice of tailoring SD-WAN solutions so our customers get exactly the right network for their needs.” 

Hughes offers scalable managed SD-WAN solutions from its robust portfolio of four leading solutions, including the Hughes proprietary platforms, and partner solutions from Fortinet, Cisco Meraki and VMware. The company recently introduced an industry-first AIOps self-healing WAN edge capability across its customers’ SD-WAN sites to improve network performance. The accolade from Vertical Systems Group follows recent recognition of Hughes from industry research firms Gartner and Frost & Sullivan for superior managed networking capabilities and service delivery.

More than 400,000 global enterprise sites around the world employ HughesON innovative, cloud-ready network and digital media managed solutions to make their networks higher performing, more secure, more reliable and more cost-efficient. Please visit the Hughes website to learn more about the award-winning HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution.


About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship Internet service, HughesNet®, connects more than 1.5 million subscribers across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers Internet access for tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, in-flight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports nearly 500,000 enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes is owned by EchoStar. To learn more, visit or follow HughesConnects on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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