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EchoStar buys Solaris Mobile

EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) said it has acquired 100% ownership of Solaris Mobile Ltd., a next-generation mobile satellite services operator based in Dublin, Ireland and one of the European Union licensees of mobile satellite service with a complementary ground component (S band).

Solaris Mobile is deploying a satellite and terrestrial network for wholesale access to enhanced mobile communications across Europe in the 30 MHz S band licensed to Solaris Mobile. In connection with the acquisition, EchoStar has entered into an agreement with Solaris Mobile to provide it with MSS capacity on a new next-generation MSS satellite.

Solaris Mobile, a joint venture between Eutelsat and SES, was set up in 2008 to develop next generation mobile communication services. For more information, visit

Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional business units worldwide, EchoStar is a premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions. For more information, visit


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