Satellite-based connectivity is a crucial and fundamental need for ongoing communications throughout Africa. This year, Gilat Satellite Networks has continued to expand and enhance its customer base and network deployments throughout the region, supplying service providers, operators, enterprises and governments with satellite communication solutions based on industry leading VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) solutions.
One such company is Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (GILT) which provides satellite communications to thousands of remote schools and communities in Brazil.
As the discussion in the industry is heating up on Ka band and its merits, Amir Yafe, Director Product Marketing at Gilat is taking us through some of the major differences between Ka and Ku band technology.
Optus, in turn, has contracted Israel-based satellite specialist Gilat Satellite Networks to deploy VSAT equipment at gateways and end-user premises for the service.
The second generation interactive satellite system, DVB-RCS2, has been developed to target the consumer market, but are its boosted performance, new IP features and cheaper equipment strong enough to rival proprietary technologies, asks Stephen Cousins