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Hughes 2-Way Internet Launch

Date 2007-09-17: Gulfsat Buys Hughes Broadband Satellite System , Germantown, Md., USA and Kuwait, September 17, 2007 —Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the world's leading provider of broadband satellite network solutions and services, and Gulfsat Communications Company (Gulfsat), a leading satellite service and solutions provider in the Middle East and North Africa., today announced that Gulfsat has purchased an HN System Network Operations Center (NOC). The NOC was installed at the Globecomm Systems, Inc. (GSI) teleport in Hauppauge, New York where it will be used to provide a new broadband residential Internet access service, “Shownet Two-Way Service,” that Gulfsat is launching in the Gulf region in the 4th quarter of 2007.

Mustafa Murad, chief operating officer at Gulfsat, said, “We are very pleased to be using the Hughes broadband satellite platform to provide our new, two-way residential Internet service and to have the first DVB-S2 NOC serving the residential market in the Gulf region.” Mr. Murad added, “One of the key factors in selecting Hughes was their proven experience with over 170,000 DVB-S2/ACM capable terminals shipped worldwide as of February 2007. The Hughes implementation of DVB-S2 allows us to provide a very efficient and cost-effective service to our customers with improved satellite Internet browsing and download performance at a level that traditional landline service cannot match.”

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