Hughes Presents its Latest Satellite Networking Solutions at AfricaCom 2012

Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 October 2012—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, will hold in-depth workshops on its latest technologies and solutions at AfricaCom 2012, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 13-15 November.

Five complimentary seminars will be held covering the following topics:

Future of Enterprise Networking: Tuesday 13 November, 14:00
Major corporations worldwide employ Hughes satellite broadband technology for a wide range of mission-critical applications. This workshop will present documented case studies across several vertical sectors, including financial, lottery/gaming and retail.

Ka-Band Revolution: Tuesday 13 November, 16:00
One of the most important trends in the satellite industry is the development of Ka-band networks. This workshop will cover Ka-band technology issues including rain fade mitigation, how Ka-band enables high network capacity, and Ka-band ground system architectures. Attend this workshop to understand what Ka-band means for the satellite industry.

Satellite Backhaul for Cellular Services: Wednesday 14 November, 10:00
A key challenge for cellular service providers is how to extend cost-effective services to rural and hard-to-serve areas. This workshop will explore the capabilities and advantages of latest generation satellite backhaul solutions, including trade-offs of SCPC versus TDMA, service quality, and optimizing cost-benefits designed into a satellite-based solution.

Maritime and Mobility: Wednesday 14 November, 14:00
The maritime industry is constantly looking for cost-effective ways to enhance crew loyalty and provide crew welfare-related services. This seminar will cover how maritime requirements are being met using high-performance yet affordable satellite technology.

Oil and Gas Industry: Wednesday 14 November, 16:00
In today’s oil and gas exploration industry, the importance of network reliability cannot be overstated. Modern rigs function as complex data collection hubs and pipelines need to be monitored 24/7 to ensure environmental safety and no service disruptions. This seminar will discuss how satellite can efficiently meet the needs of the industry.

The events will be held in Room #MR1.71, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town.

To register for these complimentary seminars or to arrange a meeting with a Hughes executive, please visit