Hughes debuts broadband VoIP service

If you're an enterprise customer tired of paying for an array of expensive wireline private line services at each of your locations, Hughes Networks Systems (Nasdaq: HUGH) is happy to offer you its new alternative satellite-based VoIP service.

Targeted specifically at the distributed enterprise, Hughes claims its new managed VoIP solution which uses the new ActiveQoS technology, can provide good voice quality over satellite-based broadband at a much lower cost than traditional leased line MPLS networks.

What's made private line-based services expensive for large distributed chain companies like retail chains is that whenever they want to deploy services, they have to establish contracts with multiple service providers to get their voice and data service at each branch location. One aspect that could potentially lure multi-site customers to the service is that the service allows them to "consolidate" all of their voice and data requirements under one managed service provider.  

"Businesses with many distributed branches, such as retail and restaurant chains, have often been unable to justify deploying a managed VoIP solution," said Mike Tippets, vice president, Hughes Solutions Group in a release.

Available now, the ActiveQoS technology which is integrated into Hughes customer premise equipment actively monitors and adapts to the network congestion on the broadband network. The new service package includes not only hosted VoIP, but also SIP trunking services, in addition to full number portability.

For more:
- see the release

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