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Boeing Picks Hughes to Help with MEXSAT

Hughes was selected by Boeing (NYSE: BA) to support Ground Communications Network tasks for the MEXSAT Satellite Based Network  system.

Boeing secured the billion-dollar MEXSAT contract late last year.

According to Hughes, “the GCN is installed at two gateway sites, comprising Satellite Base Stations, Core Cellular Network Switching and related equipment, Customer Care and Billing Systems and reference user terminals. Hughes has already commenced work on the 33-month project, and will supply system design and development engineering, fabrication and development of gateways, factory integration, and test of all subsystems, as well as site installation and final delivery into service.”

“Hughes is proud to have been selected by Boeing to develop this essential system and core technologies for the MEXSAT program, ” said Matthew Mohebbi, vice president and general manager of Mobile Satellite Systems at Hughes. “Our experience developing mobile satellite systems and terminals for operators around the world, has uniquely qualified us for this project, and we’re employing our well-proven GMR1-3G satellite air interface in the design. This technology will be embedded in a range of reference user terminals we will deliver for maritime, aeronautical, and high-speed vehicular applications, including tracking.”

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