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Hughes Communications Inc. May 09
Standard & Poors, May 2009
Revenue stability with sizable revenue backlog; and Dominant global share of the enterprise very small aperture terminal (VSAT) market. Highly leveraged financial profile; Uncertain long-term penetration levels for the small business and consumer broadband service; and Significant competitive pressure from satellite broadband operator WildBlue and, longer term, ViaSat. The ratings on Germantown, Md.-based satellite network services company Hughes Communications Inc. reflect a highly leveraged financial profile and uncertain long-term penetration levels for the company's consumer and small business broadband service. This service provides data speeds that, on average, are slower than most cable and telephone data services, which could limit growth as those competitors expand their service coverage. Hughes could also see significant competitive pressure from broadband satellite operators WildBlue...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Hughes Communications Inc.,Hughes Network Systems LLC,HNS Finance Corp.
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Hughes Communications Inc.,Hughes Network Systems LLC,HNS Finance Corp.