Wednesday, November 2, 2005

HNS Acquires Additional Capacity Aboard SES AMERICOM AMC-9 Satellite

Hughes Network Systems HNS has contracted for additional transponders aboard the AMC-9 satellite to serve its growing base of DIRECWAY broadband satellite customers throughout North America. SES AMERICOM also announced its full support of HNS's new DIRECWAY DW7000 broadband platform and the global Internet Protocol over Satellite (IPoS) standard on which it is based, as part of an ongoing effort to deliver high-speed, high quality satellite connections virtually anywhere.

Under the multi-year agreement, HNS, the world's largest provider of satellite broadband products and services, will expand its use of Ku-band transponders aboard the dependable AMC-9 spacecraft. HNS, which has relied on SES AMERICOM satellites for nearly a decade, is already using the AMC-3 and AMC-4 satellites to deliver a broad range of IP-based private network solutions and high-speed Internet services.

Launched in 2003, AMC-9 is an Alcatel Spacebus 3000B3 hybrid C- and Ku-band satellite, which is located at 83 degrees west longitude.

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