Higher Bandwidth, Lower Cost: Managed Broadband for Your Agency Network


Federal News Radio's Tom Temin sits down with Hughes Network Systems Tony Bardo, Ricardo Belmar, and Mike Cook to discuss the advantages of transitioning to managed broadband. The team from Hughes explains how distributed agencies can add bandwidth while reducing their network costs simultaneously with managed broadband services that are available via their GSA Schedule. With new cloud based applications being added every year for agencies, it brings new network requirements that Hughes aims to optimize in a big way for their customers. Watch below as Tom finds out how.

Topics: Technology, Sponsored Content


Segment 1: Mike Cook discusses the evolution of Hughes and its service offerings.

Segment 2: Ricardo Belmar describes the acceptance of managed broadband.

Segment 3: Ricardo Belmar explains the security features with managed services.

Segment 4: Ricardo Belmar addresses bandwith.

Segment 5: Tony Bardo discusses bringing managed broadband to federal agencies.

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Tom Temin, Federal News Radio

tom_teminTom Temin is the host of Federal Drive, airing weekdays from 6-9 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500AM. Tom Temin has 30 years' experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. He was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines, both of which were regular winners of national reporting awards. Before joining Federal News Radio, Tom wrote (and continues to write) a column on government IT and acquisition topics. He was a regular guest on Federal News Radio before joining the team.


Tony Bardo, Assistant Vice President of Government Sales, Hughes, an EchoStar Company

Tony_Bardo_finalAnthony V. "Tony" Bardo has over 30 years’ experience with strategic communication technologies that serve the complex needs of government. Since joining Hughes in January 2006, Bardo has served as assistant vice president of Government Solutions, where he is focused on providing Hughes managed network and satellite broadband solutions and applications to Federal, State, and Local governments. 



Ricardo Belmar, Director of Product Marketing, Hughes, an EchoStar Company

Ricardo_Belmar_finalRicardo Belmar has over twenty years experience in information technology industries in a variety of technical and business roles, including over fifteen years of management experience.  He is currently managing the Enterprise Solutions Group, which responsible for Solutions and Product Marketing of enterprise services in Retail, Hospitality, and Government markets. Belmar is responsible for defining product/services strategy and market positioning for solutions designed for omni-channel retailers, the connected restaurant, and digital government focusing on enabling their customer's digital in-store/restaurant/field office experience. Together with demand generation and outbound marketing teams, he has driven increasing revenues of $300+ million in North American business.


Mike Cook, Senior Vice President of North American Sales, Hughes, an EchoStar Company

Mike_Cook_finalMike Cook is Senior Vice President of the North America Division at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES).  Mr. Cook was responsible for the development and launch of the Hughes SPACEWAY® 3 broadband satellite system, and is part of the executive team running the North America business with specific responsibility for sales and marketing across the enterprise, government, SME, and consumer markets.  


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About Hughes, an EchoStar Company

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions.