Satnews Daily
December 31st, -0001

Hughes... Leveraging Lessons Learned (Event)

[SatNews] Richard Acton, head of European Programme and Service Management, Hughes Europe, will look at the technical and operational lessons learned...

...from the commercial roll-out of Ka-band services at the forthcoming Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Conference, Beyond Ka-band: Meeting the Communication Bandwidth Requirements of the Future. Hughes is the headline sponsor of the seminar, which will take place at IET London, Savoy Place, on November 7, 2011. The event will serve as a platform to bring together engineers and technologists from across the communications industry who will examine the technical challenges that need to be addressed in providing commercial satellite services to meet the greater bandwidth requirements of the future.

“With more than 620,000 HughesNet® subscribers in North America alone, Hughes has unrivalled experience and remains the world leader in the consumer satellite broadband market,” said Acton. “With the launch in 2010 of the first in a planned series of Hylas high-capacity, Ka-band satellites over the next few years, Hughes is now working with a strong VAR network across Europe to establish an affordable, competitive consumer broadband offering. We have developed ground equipment for both Hylas and Yahsat satellites and our own high-throughput Ka-band satellite, Jupiter(TM), planned for launch in the first half of 2012. As a result, Hughes continues to be at the forefront of Ka-band technology development and is well-placed to make the most of the increasing demand for broadband services.”