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Hughes Grows Presence in Russia with VSAT Contract; Arunas Slekys Comments

Hughes logo_ExecutiveBizHughes Network Systems has inked a deal with Joint-Stock Company Iskra Research & Development, a VSAT operator in Russia, for a new HN System.

Under the contract, Hughes will also provide up to 3,000 broadband satellite terminals and establish an authorized service center at JSC Iskra R&D’s facility at Krasnoyarsk, Hughes said Monday.

Arunas Slekys, vice president and general manager for Russia/CIS at Hughes Network Systems, said the new partnership the VSAT operator will build its broadband satellite solutions business in the region.

Hughes has shipped over 40,000 VSATs to the Russian market, according to Slekys.

JSC Iskra R&D provides telecommunications services in Russia and has over 8,000 sites in service on three satellites and three HN System NOCs.

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