Hughes' Gen4 gives major boost to EchoStar results

08/19/2013 | (free registration)

Hughes Communications added 44,000 subscribers to its broadband business in the second quarter, helping parent company EchoStar report a 3% year-over-year gain in revenues, the company said. Hughes has netted 140,000 subscribers since it launched the satellite-based Gen4 service in October, bringing its base to 736,000 customers, said EchoStar CEO Michael Dugan.

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