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Emtele Awards Hughes Europe Contract for Broadband Satellite Network Services
[October 12, 2012]

Emtele Awards Hughes Europe Contract for Broadband Satellite Network Services

Oct 12, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Hughes Europe, the European subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Emtele, a reseller, to supply high availability satellite connectivity services as part of a ten-year Smart Grid project for Finnish energy provider Elenia.

According to a release, at the heart of the solution is Emtele's broadband FieldCom network service, which uses the Hughes HN System platform and related satellite services.

Hannu Martikainen, CEO, Emtele, said, "We chose Hughes Europe, as the company's advanced satellite technology has an unrivalled track record of reliability and is backed by a highly responsive service support capability. Looking ahead, Hughes' large footprint will also allow us to meet Elenia's expansion plans and to serve other key customers like them." The communication network will enable Elenia to remotely monitor unmanned energy substations and other sites throughout Finland for the purposes of electric distribution remote management, including both security and maintenance.

"A key requirement in securing the contract was for our satellite solution to match the high level of resilience, availability and quality-of-service of the rest of the monitoring network," said Chris O'Dell, vice president of sales and marketing, Hughes Europe. "Hughes technology is extremely resilient, and has been proven in cold environments such as Siberia and Alaska to cope with the ice and low temperatures of the Nordic region. We look forward to expanding our cooperation with Emtele to deliver Smart Grid solutions across the region and Europe." ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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