Thaicom picks Hughes for in-flight connectivity services

17 June 2014

Hughes Network Systems, LLC said it has signed a contract with Thaicom Public company Ltd. to provide its broadband satellite technology for in-flight connectivity services, in partnership with Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT).

This contract follows the announcement last fall of an agreement between Thaicom and Global Eagle Entertainment to jointly develop, implement and support in-flight connectivity for airlines in SE Asia. Hughes satellite technology has been deployed in conjunction with Global Eagle Entertainment´s in-flight connectivity system to provide in-cabin services on more than 550 aircraft globally.

Thaicom Public company Ltd., a leading satellite communications provider in Asia Pacific, was granted a 30-year domestic communication satellite operating agreement by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. For more information, visit www.thaicom.net and www.ipstar.com.

Global Eagle Entertainment is a worldwide provider of media content, technology, and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. The company´s headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at www.globaleagleent.com.

Hughes Network Systems, LLC is a provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information, visit www.hughes.com.

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