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Hughes

1 Participating Investments $500,000,000


Internet, Digital Media, Consumer Electronics, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electronics

Hughes provides private and government organizations with broadband satellite services, products, and managed network solutions.

Germantown, Maryland, United States, North America (US)

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Southern US (0 Investors) (0 Startups), Washington DC Metro Area (0 Investors) (0 Startups), East Coast (0 Investors) (0 Startups)

Founded date 01, 1971

Operating Status Active

Funding Stage M&A

Last Funding Type Undisclosed

Company Type For Profit


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Hughes provides private enterprises and government organizations with broadband satellite services, products, and managed network solutions. The company develops broadband satellite systems, mobile satellite systems and terminals, satellite platforms, broadband appliances, and active technologies. Its broadband satellite networks and terminals are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard, approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations. Hughes’ solutions portfolio is classified based on the business challenges, sectors, and industries. Its challenge-based solutions are focused on broadband connectivity, emergency solutions, PCI wireless compliance, training and learning, VoIP services, digital signage, Wi-Fi solutions, content delivery, secure remote access, corporate communications, and more. Its sector-based solutions are categorized as home, enterprise, defense, service providers, small business, government, and global services. Retail, restaurant, hospitality, cellular backhaul, automotive, finance, petroleum, communication, and media and entertainment are some of the industries served by Hughes. HUGHES invented the VSAT (very small aperture terminal) in 1985. Its technology footprint covers the globe, exceeding 1 million broadband sites operating on more than 20 satellites, including the Ka-band, 100+Gbps EchoStar® XVII-JUPITER, and the award-winning SPACEWAY® 3 satellite in North America. Hughes’ online website’s resource center section has articles, videos, brochures, case studies, presentations, webinars, data sheets, and related links about the company and its services. Hughes is headquartered in Maryland, United States with sales and support offices worldwide, including Europe, India, and Brazil. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions.

Date Round Raised Lead
April, 09, 2003 Undisclosed Undisclosed -------

Hughes Participated In the Following Investment Rounds (1)

Organization Name Lead? Round Partners Participating Raise Date
OneWeb No Series A ------- $500,000,000 June, 26, 2015

Hughes Investors (1)

Investor Lead? Round Participating Raise Date Partners
News Corp. No Undisclosed Undisclosed April, 09, 2003 -------