Hughes says rural-Wi-Fi with facebook is showing sharp differences in demand between communities

by Peter B. de Selding

Ramesh Ramaswamy, Hughes Network Systems SVP and general manager, international division. Credit: Hughes

WASHINGTON — Subscriber growth for Hughes Network Systems’s satellite broadband business will come mainly from Mexico and Central and South America in the next couple of years, with a split between classic consumer subscribers and rural-Wi-Fi users.

The capacity on Hughes satellites trained on the United States is mainly filled. But the company’s Jupiter-2 satellite has Latin American beams not yet filled, plus capacity leased from Telesat and Eutelsat in . . .

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