Satnews Daily
September 27th, 2017

HughesNet® Gen5 Takes England's VSAT 2017 Stellar Award Most Innovative Satellite Application/Service

It's always meaningful when a person or company is recognized by their peers for exceptional product, service or talent, and that is what happened to ...

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), broadband satellite networks and services provider, announced that its HughesNet® Gen5 service has been named the Most Innovative Satellite Application/Service by VSAT Global at the industry conference held in London, England. The VSAT Stellar Awards from VSAT Global recognize initiatives driving change across the satellite industry and celebrate the companies improving global connectivity. 

Launched on March 16, 2017 as the latest generation of its successful consumer offering  introduced nearly 20 years ago, HughesNet Gen5 is the first and only U.S. satellite Internet service to deliver FCC-defined broadband speeds from coast to coast, and is now also being deployed in Brazil and other countries in the Americas. 

Peter Gulla, senior vice president of marketing at Hughes said that they are extremely proud to be recognized as the winner of this prestigious award by VSAT Global, and that HughesNet Gen5 has exceeded their expectations out of the gate and builds upon their successful legacy of delivering fast, reliable high-speed Internet to people everywhere across America, no matter where they live or work.

Powered by the Hughes JUPITER™ System operating over EchoStar XIX, said to be the world's highest-capacity broadband satellite commercially launched in March 2017, and over EchoStar XVII launched in 2012, HughesNet Gen5 includes many new features:

Consumer plans range from 10-50 GB/month; business plans up to 250 GB/month with no hard data limits. Built-in Wi-Fi: all plans include Wi-Fi service designed into the customer modem with the dual-band 802.11ac standard.

Earlier this year, HughesNet Gen5 was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Consumer Services category in the 15th annual American Business Awards.