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Hughes Enterprise VoIP Receives 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

Full-featured, managed voice solution ideal for distributed enterprise market

GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the world's leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Hughes Enterprise VoIP a 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year.

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Hughes Enterprise VoIP is a fully-managed, full-featured voice solution designed for the distributed enterprise market. Unlike typical VoIP solutions requiring deployment of an expensive MPLS network, Hughes Enterprise VoIP provides high-quality, business-grade telephony over cost-effective broadband terrestrial networks (DSL and cable).

"It is with pleasure that we recognize Hughes with a Product of the Year Award. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that Hughes Enterprise VoIP displays quality and innovation while providing solutions to real business communications challenges," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "I would like to congratulate the team at Hughes for their commitment to advancing IP communication technologies."

Hughes Enterprise VoIP employs the innovative Hughes ActiveQoS technology to ensure proper treatment of voice packets on an end-to-end basis. This patent pending technology monitors the network capacity in real-time and applies dynamic rate limiting and prioritization to control packet loss and jitter, resulting in high-quality voice calls.     

"We are honored that our Enterprise VoIP product has been recognized for this industry innovation award," said Sampath Ramaswami, senior director of Strategic Planning at Hughes. "With its extensive business features and unique ActiveQoS technology, Hughes Enterprise VoIP enables distributed enterprises to enjoy consistent high-quality voice over cost-effective broadband.  Now distributed enterprises can consolidate their nationwide voice and data requirements -- under a single, trusted managed services provider."

Product of the Year winners will be published in the January/February 2013 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998. For a brief Hughes Enterprise VoIP video overview, click here.

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1.

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 and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

About INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine
INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com. Follow INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine on Twitter or join our LinkedIn group. Subscribe or visit www.itmag.com.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

©2012 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes ActiveQoS is a trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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