Press Release

Hughes Announces First Ever Combined Portable/Mobile BGAN Terminal for Inmarsat’s BGAN Service

By SpaceRef Editor
May 5, 2015
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Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the world’s leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the first ever portable BGAN terminal, the Hughes 9211-HDR, that instantly supports comms-on-the-move applications by docking to an active tracking antenna mounted to your vehicle.

The Hughes 9211-HDR combined portable/mobile satellite terminal can easily dock with a Class 10 or Class 11 mobile antenna to support BGAN communications on-the-move. It can connect at background IP speeds of up to 400+ kbps in both transmit and receive, while being used as a portable or on-the-move application.

The Hughes 9211-HDR with a dockable mobile accessory antenna is ideal for media, Government agencies, emergency responders, and remote and mobile workers who require reliable, high-speed connectivity in both portable and mobile environments.

“The Hughes 9211-HDR combined portable/mobile satellite terminal offers ground-breaking user versatility,” stated Graham Avis, vice president and general manager of Hughes San Diego. “Imagine using a 9211-HDR as a portable device to complete a high data rate session at 650+ kbps, then getting back into your vehicle to dock your 9211-HDR to a mobile antenna on the vehicle’s roof and using the 9211-HDR for voice and data using a wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection while on-the-move. Never before has this user scenario been possible in this fashion using a BGAN terminal.”

“We are very excited about this new combined portable/mobile BGAN capability,” said Greg Ewert, president of Enterprise at Inmarsat. “As we continue to evolve and enhance our BGAN service, we anticipate a broad range of new applications that the 9211-HDR will enable, which will add significant value for our customers around the world. Higher bandwidth mobility services are becoming a necessity. The innovation of the Hughes 9211-HDR, combined with the global broadband reach of Inmarsat, make this a reality.”

For additional information, please contact or contact your local BGAN sales representative for details.

About Inmarsat
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit

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About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit

About EchoStar
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite and video delivery solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its EchoStar Satellite Services, EchoStar Technologies Corporation and Hughes Network Systems business segments.

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SpaceRef staff editor.