Hughes Network Launches Satellite-Based Wi-Fi
Hughes Network Systems (HNS), the Germantown, Md.-based satellite broadband unit of Hughes Electronics [NYSE: GMH], is offering a new Wi-Fi service to leisure travelers for secure wireless high-speed Internet access via its DirecWay satellites. Wi-Fi access will initially be targeted at the park and resort markets as a value-added service opportunity by selected providers.
Combining several HNS technologies, Wi-Fi access offers a turn-key Wi-Fi hot spot solution, including the ability for travelers to subscribe for the service at participating recreational vehicle parks and resorts. HNS has developed a robust, scalable back-office solution for service provisioning, customer management, and network monitoring, which assures quality service and a satisfying user experience.