Hughes Presents its Latest Satellite Networking Solutions at AfricaCom 2012

Broadband leader will hold workshops at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from November 13-15

Hughes Network Systems, 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

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Hughes Presents its Latest Satellite Networking Solutions at AfricaCom 2012