Brand AltegroSky will consolidate two operators of VSAT – «Settelecom» and «Race Telecom»

VSAT-operators – JSC «Settelecom» (trademark AltegroSky) and JSC «Race Telecom» (trademark SPIN) – announce their joint-development plans in the Russian VSAT market.

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EASTAR™ & iNetVu® passed the compatibility tests.

«Eastar Co.» and VSAT operator «Settelekom» (AltergroSky™) have successfully tested out the satellite router UHP 1000 produced by «Eastar », Russia and the self –pointing antenna system iNetVu® produced by « C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.», Canada, for Compatibility Tests (CPT) .

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Hughes Sponsors Thirt Annual All-Russia VSAT Championship

Competition supported by key federal agencies attests tothe inportance
jf satellite technology in the Russian market

Germontown, Md., USA, June 15,2010 - Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband networks and services was the proud general sponsor of the 3rd Annual All-Russia VSAT 2010 Championship held June 3, organized by service providers Settelecom and Race Telecom, and held at Settelecom`s Satellite Communications Center in Moscow. The official sponsor was RTComm.RU, owned by Rostelecom, the country`s largest telecom operator, and the competition was supported by the Federal Communications Agency under The Communications of the Russian Federation, russian Satellite Communications Company (RSSCC)? and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF).

"This fun event underlies the importance of satellite technology in Russia`s telecom infrastructure," said Dr.Arunas Slekys, vice presedent and general manager of Russia/GIS for Hughes. "Hughes continues to lead the broadband satellite market worldwide and in the Russia/GIS region, where we now have shipped almost 30,000 terminals to over 20 successful service provider partners, representing more than 50 percent market share. Russia is poised to expand into high-capacity, Ka-band satallite technology and services and Hughes is committed to help realize this exciting vision of universally available broadband."

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