Hughes and StarOne are granted satellite positions in Brazil Hughes y StarOne obtienen posiciones satelitales en Brasil

The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency bid four satellite exploitation rights, two of which ended up in hands of Hughes Communications and the remaining two were granted to the company StarOne, controlled by Carlos Slim. A total of USD 159 million was collected.

Seven groups participated in the process. Hughes, owned by EchoStar Corporation and represented in Brazil by the subsidiary HNS Américas, offered USD 91 million for the first position (45