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Partners & Customers

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About EchoStar

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) designs and delivers video and data solutions for consumers, enterprise, and service operators worldwide. It aims to serve more than 12.2 million satellite TV customers through its DISH Network(TM), a U.S. provider of advanced digital television services. DISH Network offers hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, HDTV, sports and international programming, together with professional installation and 24-hour customer service.

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100 Inverness Terrace East 

Englewood, Colorado, 80112,

United States

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Gogo Business Aviation to Launch LEO Global Broadband Service

May 23, 2022

OneWeb satellite (Credit: OneWeb) GENEVA (Gogo Business Aviation PR) — EBACE — Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ:  GOGO ) today announced it will launch the first global broadband service in business aviation to use an electronically steered antenna (ESA) on a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite network. Gogo’s exclusive antenna assembly, designed in conjunction with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), will be small enough for installation on the fuselage of business aircraft from super light jets and large turboprops to ultralong-range jets, and will operate on OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency broadband global network. To access the network, the new service will require just one Gogo AVANCE LRU inside the aircraft, which means existing AVANCE customers will only have to install the ESA antenna, with a single cable for power in, and a single cable for data out. “This will be a fast and affordable broadband system that will provide best-in-class global performance on the broadest range of aircraft in business aviation,” said Sergio Aguirre, Gogo Business Aviation’s president and chief operating officer. “We want to give everyone in business aviation the ability to have an exceptional broadband experience regardless of where they fly, or what size aircraft they fly.” The OneWeb network will deliver performance comparable to terrestrial broadband services, with game-changing low latency that is significantly less than geostationary satellites (GEOs). A multitude of users will be able to simultaneously perform data-heavy interactive online activities such as conducting simultaneous live video conferences, accessing cloud solutions such as Office365, watching live TV, streaming video applications like TikTok, and much more. “Our agreement with Gogo Business Aviation represents a leap forward for business aviation connectivity,” said Ben Griffin, vice president Mobility at OneWeb. “By harnessing the power of our LEO constellation to deliver robust, consistent, and reliable global coverage, OneWeb and Gogo will be able to offer an unmatched experience to business jet operators and passengers worldwide.” OneWeb’s LEO constellation is fully funded and will consist of 648 satellites, 428 of which have already been launched. “The world has been waiting for a high performance, cost-effective, flat panel antenna solution to realize the global, high-speed, low-latency promise of LEO satellite broadband – and Hughes has delivered,” said Reza Rasoulian, vice president, Hughes. “Gogo’s selection of the Hughes ESA solution affirms our engineering excellence and unlocks the value of OneWeb’s global capacity for high-speed, inflight broadband anywhere on the planet.” Unlike GEO solutions, Gogo’s LEO service will include one fuselage-mounted unit with an integrated antenna, modem, power supply and RF converter; will only require 28 volts of DC power; will not rely on aircraft-positioning data; and will include an AVANCE router. “We’ve designed the system to reduce costs by simplifying the installation,” Aguirre continued. “We have long delivered affordable, high-quality connectivity, and award-winning customer service to aircraft owners in North America, and now we want to bring those same benefits to all aircraft owners in the rest of the world.” For customers with an AVANCE L3 or L5 system in North America, the unique multi-bearer capability of the AVANCE platform will allow Gogo to combine capacity from OneWeb’s LEO satellite network with Gogo’s ATG network to deliver even higher capacity than LEO alone can provide. The Gogo broadband service for business aviation will be available soon after the OneWeb network is fully launched and commercially available. Gogo will provide global customer support through its network of 118 authorized dealers, including 24 that operate outside the United States, serving Gogo’s more-than-1000 non-U.S. narrowband satellite customers that today operate in 83 countries around the world. About Gogo Gogo is the world’s largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. We offer a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, inflight entertainment and voice solutions. Gogo’s products and services are installed on thousands of business aircraft of all sizes and mission types from turboprops to the largest global jets, and are utilized by the largest fractional ownership operators, charter operators, corporate flight departments and individuals. As of March 31, 2022, there were 2,699 business aircraft flying with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 or L3 system installed, 6,526 aircraft flying with its ATG systems onboard, and 4,522 aircraft with narrowband satellite connectivity installed. Connect with us at  business.gogoair.com . About OneWeb OneWeb is a global communications network powered from space, headquartered in London, enabling connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities. It is implementing a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency communications service, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere. Find out more at  http://www.oneweb.world About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship internet service, HughesNet®, connects millions of people across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers internet access for tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, in-flight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports nearly 500,000 enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes is owned by EchoStar. To learn more, visit www.hughes.com or follow HughesConnects on Twitter and LinkedIn. About EchoStar EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:  SATS ) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit www. echostar.com . Follow  @EchoStar  on Twitter. Post navigation

EchoStar Investments

7 Investments

EchoStar has made 7 investments. Their latest investment was in Tarana Wireless as part of their Series C - II on February 2, 2020.

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EchoStar Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/20/2020

Series C - II

Tarana Wireless

$24M

No

3

3/21/2019

Series C

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$99M

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10

5/11/2010

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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0

8/7/2009

Series B

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$99M

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0

2/21/2007

Corporate Minority

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$99M

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10

Date

2/20/2020

3/21/2019

5/11/2010

8/7/2009

2/21/2007

Round

Series C - II

Series C

Unattributed VC

Series B

Corporate Minority

Company

Tarana Wireless

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Amount

$24M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

10

0

0

10

EchoStar Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

EchoStar has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Fuse Media on November 20, 2020.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

11/20/2020

Management Buyout

Management Buyout (MBO)

1

5/20/2019

Divestiture

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$99M

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10

3/1/2017

Divestiture

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10

12/19/2007

IPO

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$99M

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0

Date

11/20/2020

5/20/2019

3/1/2017

12/19/2007

Exit

Management Buyout

Divestiture

Divestiture

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Management Buyout (MBO)

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Sources

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10

10

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EchoStar Acquisitions

5 Acquisitions

EchoStar acquired 5 companies. Their latest acquisition was Helios Wire on October 25, 2019.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

10/25/2019

Other

$99M

$4M

Acquired

1

1/7/2014

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$99M

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10

6/8/2011

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$99M

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10

1/6/2011

Other Venture Capital

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$99M

$99M

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0

9/14/2007

Series B

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

10/25/2019

1/7/2014

6/8/2011

1/6/2011

9/14/2007

Investment Stage

Other

Other Venture Capital

Series B

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$4M

$99M

$99M

Note

Acquired

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EchoStar Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

EchoStar has 10 strategic partners and customers. EchoStar recently partnered with Yahsat on February 2, 2020.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

2/26/2020

Partner

United Arab Emirates

Yahsat joint venture boosts EchoStar subscriber count

In Latin America , Hughes ' community Wi-Fi service `` Express Wi-Fi '' has been deployed in 800 locations and is expanding rapidly in partnership with Facebook , Kaul said .

1

5/1/2019

Partner

United States

EchoStar Mobile and RigNet Partner to Promote Innovative Mobile Satellite Services

`` This new partnership with RigNet , Inc. is a step change in industrial IoT connectivity for businesses across Europe , '' said Anders Johnson , executive director of EchoStar and president of EchoStar `` Working with a world class leader in digital transformation helping global organizations to connect and transform their business gives us the unique opportunity to position satellite services in the fast growing Industrial IoT market .

2

8/4/2017

Partner

Luxembourg

SES agrees to launch another satellite on previously-flown Falcon 9 booster – Spaceflight Now

Martin Halliwell , chief technology officer at SES , said earlier this year that those two spacecraft -- SES 14 and SES 16 , the latter of which was developed in partnership with the government of Luxembourg -- could also fly on previously-launched Falcon 9 boosters .

1

3/31/2015

Partner

Switzerland

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10

8/13/2014

Licensee

United States

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10

Date

2/26/2020

5/1/2019

8/4/2017

3/31/2015

8/13/2014

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Licensee

Business Partner

Country

United Arab Emirates

United States

Luxembourg

Switzerland

United States

News Snippet

Yahsat joint venture boosts EchoStar subscriber count

In Latin America , Hughes ' community Wi-Fi service `` Express Wi-Fi '' has been deployed in 800 locations and is expanding rapidly in partnership with Facebook , Kaul said .

EchoStar Mobile and RigNet Partner to Promote Innovative Mobile Satellite Services

`` This new partnership with RigNet , Inc. is a step change in industrial IoT connectivity for businesses across Europe , '' said Anders Johnson , executive director of EchoStar and president of EchoStar `` Working with a world class leader in digital transformation helping global organizations to connect and transform their business gives us the unique opportunity to position satellite services in the fast growing Industrial IoT market .

SES agrees to launch another satellite on previously-flown Falcon 9 booster – Spaceflight Now

Martin Halliwell , chief technology officer at SES , said earlier this year that those two spacecraft -- SES 14 and SES 16 , the latter of which was developed in partnership with the government of Luxembourg -- could also fly on previously-launched Falcon 9 boosters .

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EchoStar Team

4 Team Members

EchoStar has 4 team members, including former Chief Financial Officer, Bernie Han.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Bernie Han

DISH Network, Northwest Airlines, and America West Airlines

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Robert Strickland

Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President

Former

Kranti Kilaru

Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President

Former

Matt McConnell

Senior Vice President

Former

Name

Bernie Han

Robert Strickland

Kranti Kilaru

Matt McConnell

Work History

DISH Network, Northwest Airlines, and America West Airlines

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President

Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

Status

Former

Former

Former

Former

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