April 17, 2023 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced availability of Hughes Smart Network Edge software for defense network operations. Leveraging the company’s experience managing widely distributed, multi-transport networks for commercial and government customers, the Hughes Smart Network Edge serves as a virtualized SD-WAN router, interconnecting at the management layer to enable network interoperability across carriers and vendors while meeting U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) security criteria. Optimizing any combination of commercial and military communication networks – including cable, fiber, 5G, Geostationary satellite and Low Earth Orbit satellite – the Hughes Smart Network Edge remotely manages multi-transport modems, autonomously selecting routing paths and distributing packetized data across multiple networks based on policies and priorities. The software also collects Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance and Security (FCAPS) data for enhanced situational awareness and policy refinement.