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Smiggle picks Hughes Europe for UK debut

Smiggle said that it has selected Hughes Europe to provide its market-leading HughesON managed network services to all Smiggle´s UK stores.

The comprehensive solution comprises business broadband DSL, including voice services, connecting Smiggle stores to the company´s stocking and distribution infrastructure and with secure, round-the-clock connectivity to the company´s headquarters in Australia. Back-up 3G routing technology ensures that in the event of a temporary service interruption, the connection will be maintained by seamless switchover to wireless networks.

Launched in 2003, Smiggle is a leading children´s stationery brand. The first Smiggle store opened in Melbourne, Australia and quickly grew to 20 stores; in 2007 it became part of the Just Group, one of Australasia´s top fashion retailers. Its website is at

Hughes Europe is the European operating and sales organization of Hughes Network Systems, LLC with facilities in Germany, the UK, and Italy. For more information, visit

Hughes Network Systems is the world´s provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. It is a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS). Its website is at


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