Hughes Uses Enea Element Middleware for Satellite Base Station Subsystem

Enea (STO:ENEA), a world leading provider of network software and services, announced that under an agreement entered into during the first quarter of this year, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is using the Enea Element(TM) middleware and professional services in the development of a new wireless base station and other infrastructure for Hughes’ satellite base station subsystem. This new base station will provide both voice and packet data services.

“We’re excited to be working with Hughes on this project,” said Virginia Walker, senior vice president of corporate strategy and marketing at Enea. “Middleware development is one of the most complex, costly, and time-consuming aspects of deploying reliable, high-quality converged network systems and services. Our Element middleware, together with our top-notch professional services, provide an off-the-shelf communications and network management solution that is enabling Hughes to focus its development efforts and accelerate deployment of its new satellite equipment.”

About Enea
Enea (Nordic Exchange/SmallCap/ENEA) is the leading supplier of real-time operating systems, middleware, development tools, database technology and professional services for high-availability systems such as telecommunications infrastructure, mobile devices, medical instrumentation, and automobile control/infotainment. Enea’s flagship operating system, OSE(TM), is deployed in approximately half of the worlds 3G mobile phones and base stations. Enea has over 500 employees and is listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm.

About Hughes
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet(R) encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Hughes has shipped more than 1.2 million systems to customers in over 100 countries. Its broadband satellite products are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard, approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH).

Enea Element and OSE are registered trademarks of Enea AB or its subsidiaries.