HughesNet to Provide the Next Generation in Satellite Internet with Newly-Launched SPACEWAY 3 Satellite.

August 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
August 19, 2007 – HughesNet®, already the world’s leading provider of high-speed satellite Internet services, is taking satellite Internet to a whole new level of speed, access, and quality with the revolutionary SPACEWAY™ satellite system, which features the newly-launched SPACEWAY 3 satellite. SPACEWAY 3, the world’s first commercial satellite with on-board switching, was successfully launched and placed into geostationary transfer orbit on August 14, 2007 and commercial service in North America is expected to begin in early 2008.

SPACEWAY was designed and developed by Hughes Networking System, LLC (HUGHES) as a next-generation, Ka-band broadband satellite system. SPACEWAY employs onboard digital processing, packet switching, and spot-beam technology to offer direct site-to-site connectivity with upload speeds as high as 16Mmps and downloads as fast as 30Mpbs. For HughesNet satellite Internet users, this will translate into very fast Internet surfing and file downloading, an expanded reach of the HughesNet satellite broadband service, and access to groundbreaking applications and value-added HughesNet services, all at a cost-effective price.

HughesNet is the high-speed Internet solution that is available to everyone in the contiguous US with a clear view of the southern sky. Because HughesNet uses state-of-the art satellite technology rather than a phone line or cable, it provides super-fast, secure, always-on Internet connectivity, making it an ideal alternative to the slowness of dial-up and the limited availability of DSL or cable Internet. More information on HughesNet satellite Internet can be obtained from your local HughesNet dealer, or at

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Hughes has shipped more than 1.2 million systems to customers in over 100 countries. Its broadband satellite products are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard, approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH). For additional information, please visit or call 1-877-203-6879.