Hughes and NMS Communications Certify Interoperability for Optimization of Cellular Satellite Backhauling

GERMANTOWN, Md. and FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (NASDAQ: HUGH) and NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS) completed interoperability testing between the Hughes HX family of IP satellite broadband modems and NMS' AccessGate Radio Access Network (RAN) backhaul optimization offerings. As a result, 2G and 3G cellular operators can now take advantage of satellite backhaul solutions, which Hughes and NMS are offering together.


GSM/UMTS operators are increasingly using geostationary satellites for backhauling cellular traffic from remote cell sites to their switching centers, particularly in those locations where geography and/or distance challenge the viability of more traditional backhauling technologies, such as microwave or terrestrial leased lines.

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