Argentina’s Servicio Satelital Upgrades its Network with Gilat’s SkyEdge II Hub and Broadband Satellite Platform
– Equipped with improved performance and higher efficiency, the advanced platform will provide Internet and data connectivity to hundreds of existing and new sites nationwide –
Petah Tikva, Israel, 8 August, 2012 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced that Argentina’s Servicio Satelital S.A. has chosen Gilat’s SkyEdge II Hub and broadband satellite platform to upgrade its existing network and provide additional support to hundreds of existing and new sites with broadband Internet and data connectivity.
Leveraging SkyEdge II platform’s higher performance and advanced satellite-bandwidth utilization capabilities, the upgraded network will allow Servicio Satelital to benefit from improved efficiencies and service delivery, enhancing their service offering to customers nationwide. The IP-based network will also be used to provide communication services for telecommunication operators and ISPs that require satellite connectivity in the region.
The agreement represents Servicio Satelital’s second deployment of a Gilat SkyEdge II network in Argentina, which currently supports over 3,500 sites nationwide.
“Over the years, Gilat has proven to be an excellent technology partner and its SkyEdge platform has been ideally suited to support our service offering as the demand for satellite-based services continues to grow in the market,” said Eduardo Lema, Operations Manager at Servicio Satelital. “Deploying Gilat’s advanced SkyEdge II platform, will allow us to increase our business and offer our customers a comprehensive array of broadband connectivity services, particularly those suited for corporate needs.”
“Servicio Satelital is Argentina’s largest provider of satellite-based broadband services and we are excited about the opportunity to partner with them again as they improve and expand their service offering,” said Russell Ribeiro, Gilat Regional Vice President, Latin America. “Supported by the SkyEdge II platform’s highly efficient use of satellite links and multi-service capabilities, the company is now able to offer customers an even broader suite of reliable, high performance satellite-based services.”
SkyEdge II is a multi-service platform enabling the delivery of high-quality voice, broadband data and video services for diverse environments including enterprises, rural networks, cellular backhaul and government network applications. SkyEdge II is a standards-based system using DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS. With better efficiencies and full adaptivity for both the inbound and outbound channels, it provides higher performance that serves the growing requirements of a range of end-users. Gilat’s diverse portfolio of SkyEdge II VSATs are all supported by a unified platform, offering service providers the most suitable product for their application needs as well as the flexibility to evolve their networks.
About Servicio Satelital Founded in 1998, Servicio Satelital is Argentina’s largest provider of satellite-based broadband communications services. The Company is based in Buenos Aires and operates a network operations center and teleport in Benavidez to ensure nationwide, 24×7 customer support. For more information, please visit www.satelital.com.ar
About Gilat Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the United States, Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat’s high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at gilat.com
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