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OTTAWA, March 14, 2018 – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, today announced that its iNetVu® vehicle mount Ka-band antenna system, model Ka-98H/JUP, has received type approval from Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), for operation on its HughesNet™ Gen5 platform powered by Hughes JUPITER™ System Technology.

Hughes is the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS).

“We are excited that our iNetVu® 98cm driveaway platform, integrated with the latest transceivers and modems, has successfully passed the HUGHES testing and approval process,” said Bilal Awada, CTO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.  “Operating over the Gen5 service significantly expands C-COM’s addressable market for transportable antenna systems, and will bring very high data throughputs to mobile users.”

The new antenna operates in Ka-band but is field upgradable to Ku-band, making it ideal for Broadcasters, Oil and Gas Exploration companies, Telemedicine, First Responders, as well as governments and military.

“The 98H/JUP series antennas are supplied with C-COM’s proprietary iNetVu® controllers which have been field tested for over a decade and are in use with more than 8,000 units in the field” said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. “This cost-effective driveaway system offers an attractive solution to customers interested in taking advantage of the availability of higher speed and lower cost Ka-band service offerings,” Klein continued.

“We are pleased to authorize the operation of the Ka-98H/JUP antenna system from C-COM Satellite Systems onto our HughesNet Gen5 service,” said Royce Hernandez, senior director at Hughes. “We have a longstanding partnership with C-COM and many of our customers around the world have successfully deployed their antenna systems to meet critical communications requirements.”

The iNetVu® 98H/JUP antenna systems are available for immediate delivery.