Profile: EchoStar Corp (SATS.OQ)
28 Aug 2015
EchoStar Corporation, incorporated on October 12, 2007, is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides satellite operations, video delivery solutions, digital set-top boxes, and broadband satellite technologies and services for home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and Governments. The Company operates in three business segments: EchoStar Technologies (ETC), Hughes and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS). Its satellite fleet consists of both owned and leased satellites, which include SPACEWAY 3(1), EchoStar XVII, EchoStar I(2)(3)(4), EchoStar III(4), EchoStar VI(4), EchoStar VII(2)(3), EchoStar VIII(2), EchoStar IX(2), AMC-16(4), Nimiq 5(2), QuetzSat-1(2), EchoStar XV and AMC-15, among others.
The Company's EchoStar Technologies segment designs, develops and distributes digital set-top boxes and related products and technology, primarily for satellite television service providers, telecommunication companies and international cable companies. The EchoStar Technologies segment also provides digital broadcast operations, including satellite uplinking/downlinking, transmission services, signal processing, conditional access management and other services. In addition, the Company provides its Slingboxes to consumers via retail outlets and online, as well as the payTV operator market via its partnership with Arris Group, Inc. (Arris).
The Company's digital set-top boxes include high-definition (HD) digital set-top boxes and SD digital set-top boxes. In addition to digital set-top boxes, the Company also designs and develops related products, such as satellite dishes and remote controls. The Company operates a number of digital broadcast centers in the United States. Its principal digital broadcast centers are located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Gilbert, Arizona. It also has multiple regional and micro digital broadcast centers.
The Company competes with Arris, Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco), Pace Micro Technology Plc. (PACE), Samsung and Technicolor S.A. (Technicolor).
The Company's Hughes segment provides satellite broadband Internet access to North American consumers and broadband network services and equipment to domestic and international enterprise markets. The Hughes segment also provides managed services to large enterprises and solutions to customers for mobile satellite systems. Its Hughes segment uses its two owned satellites, SPACEWAY 3 and EchoStar XVII, and additional satellite capacity acquired from multiple third-party providers, to provide satellite broadband Internet access to North American consumers.
The Company also provides satellite, network products and services and managed network services and equipment to enterprises and broadband service providers. In addition, its Hughes segment provides satellite ground segment systems and terminals to mobile system operators. These broadband subscribers include customers that subscribe to its HughesNet broadband services, through retail, wholesale and small/medium enterprise service channels. The Company develops dual sourcing capabilities for critical parts when practical and evaluates outsourced subcontract vendors.
The Company competes with ViaSat, Inc., Gilat, SageNet LLC, Newtec and iDirect Technologies (iDirect).
EchoStar Satellite Services
The Company's EchoStar Satellite Services segment uses certain of its owned and leased in-orbit satellites and related licenses to provide satellite services primarily to DISH Network, Dish Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Dish Mexico), the United States Government service providers, state agencies, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers and private enterprise customers. Its EchoStar Satellite Services segment operates its business using its 16 owned and leased in-orbit satellites. Its satellite capacity is used for a variety of applications, such as direct to home (DTH) services, Government services and network services.
The Company provides satellite capacity to satellite television providers, broadcasters and programmers who use its satellites to deliver programming. Its satellites are also used for the transmission of live sporting events, Internet access, disaster recovery and satellite news gathering services. The Company provides satellite capacity and terrestrial network services to companies. These networks are dedicated private networks that allow delivery of video and data services for corporate communications. Its satellites can be used for point-to-point or point to multi-point communications.
The Company competes with Intelsat S.A. (Intelsat), SES S.A. (SES), Telesat Canada (Telesat) and Eutelsat Communications S.A. (Eutelsat).
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