mecom chooses Hughes for fault-tolerant satellite solution

Hughes Europe, the European operating and sales organization of EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) subsidiary Hughes Network Systems, LLC, announced that Hamburg-based mecom Medien-Communikations-Gesellschaft mbH, has chosen the high-performance Hughes HX broadband satellite system to power its digital network needed to meet growth plans.

The new fault-tolerant solution will be rolled out over the next 12 months and will include two Hughes HX central hubs and broadband satellite terminals at 600 sites in the current mecom network. To ensure maximum system stability, the second central hub will provide fully automatic redundancy as a backup. mecom´s decision to select Hughes technology was based on a successful 20-year relationship between the two companies, during which Hughes Europe has provided mecom with a flexible and easy-to-integrate system.

Hughes Europe is the European operating and sales organization for Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) with facilities in Germany, the UK, and Italy. For more information, visit

Hughes Network Systems is a provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. For additional information about Hughes, visit