EchoStar Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Hughes and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS segment). Its Hughes segment is engaged in both networking technologies and services. It provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband Internet products and services to consumer customers. It provides broadband network technologies, managed services, equipment, hardware, satellite services and communications solutions to government and enterprise customers. It also designs, provides and install gateway and terminal equipment to customers for other satellite systems. Its ESS segment provides satellite services on a full-time and/or occasional-use basis to United States government service providers, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, content providers and private enterprise customers. It operates its ESS business using primarily the EchoStar IX satellite and the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite and related infrastructure.