| Nasdaq: SATS
Similar to: CS Communication & Systèmes SA
EchoStar Corp. is engaged in the design, development, and distribution of digital set-top boxes and related products for direct-to-home satellite service providers. It operates though three reportable business segments: EchoStar Technologies, EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes segment. The EchoStar Technologies segment designs, develops and distributes digital set-top boxes and related products and technology, including Slingbox technology, primarily for satellite TV service providers, telecommunication and cable companies and, with respect to Slingboxes, directly to consumers via retail outlets. This segment also provides digital broadcast operations including satellite uplinking/downlinking, transmission services, signal processing, conditional access management and other services primarily to DISH Network. The EchoStar Satellite Services segment owns and leases in-orbit satellites and related FCC licenses to lease capacity on a full-time and occasional-use basis primarily to DISH Network, and secondarily to Dish Mexico, the Unites States government service providers, state agencies, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers and private enterprise customers. The Hughes segment provides broadband network services and systems to the international and domestic enterprise markets and satellite broadband Internet access to North American consumers. This segment also provides managed services to large enterprises and networking systems solutions to customers for mobile satellite and wireless backhaul systems. The company was founded in October 2007 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.