XipLink Supports Hughes to Deliver Internet Services to Several Thousand Schools in Mexico

Solution Improves Network Performance While Simultaneously Reducing Operating Costs.

September 9, 2013 (Montreal, QC) – XipLink announced today the successful integration and deployment of several XipLink Hub Optimization (XHO) appliances with a Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) HN VSAT satellite platform to support the Internet connectivity needs of a nationwide public school system in Mexico.

“We performed a rigorous analysis of the XipLink solution,” said David Jupin, vice president, International Division at Hughes. “The Hughes team had performance concerns surrounding the number of Internet session counts that are generated by the large number of schools on the network, but the XipLink XHO platform exceeded our expectations.”

The XipLink appliance (XA) family of wireless link optimizers, scale from low-cost devices operating at 2 Mbps to high-performance, multi-core platforms operating at 155 Mbps and supporting over 30,000 simultaneous TCP connections. The appliances serve as the vehicles that deliver optimization features such as stream-based compression, byte caching, lossy and lossless compression capabilities, link bonding/balancing, and advanced cellular compression capabilities.

Bruce Bednarski, senior vice president of Business Development at XipLink stated, “The XHO solution was specifically designed for large service networks with considerable Internet traffic. The system complements the Hughes TurboPage™ feature, dramatically reducing bandwidth requirements while simultaneously improving the end user browsing experience. Demonstrable efficiency and a lower overall operating cost structure is a requirement in winning and delivering sizeable public networks.”

XipLink’s flexible architecture allows the solution to scale-up with the demands of the network, protecting the customer’s initial investment in two ways. First, the XHO allows for infinite expansion via WCCP protocols and other integrated load balancing solutions while simultaneously delivering critical fault tolerance. Also, XipLink two-way optimizer appliances can be provisioned at the larger and more demanding remote locations to further optimize and reduce traffic generated at these sites and across the network.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 3.3 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

About XipLink, Inc.

XipLink is the technology leader in wireless link optimization using standards based SCPS protocol acceleration, streaming data compression and Internet optimizations to deliver the maximum capacity over stressed wireless communication links. XipLink is a privately owned company with Headquarters in Montreal, Quebec Canada and field personnel worldwide.