Gilat’s multi-service platform operating over Hispasat’s Amazonas-5 HTS satellite was chosen to help bridge the digital divide in Mexico
Petah Tikva, Israel, December 17, 2018 Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that Dish Mexico has chosen Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform, operating over Hispasat’s HTS satellite, Amazonas-5, to deliver high-quality broadband services in Mexico.
Mexico will be connected with ON, a new high-quality satellite Internet access service, to benefit the unserved and underserved people of Mexico. This service will include high speed broadband connectivity over satellite as a solution for remote regions where terrestrial service is not available. The broadband service will utilize Gilat’s highly efficient X-Architecture and DVB-S2X VSATs operating over Ka-band capacity from Hispasat’s recently launched Amazonas-5 satellite.
“The joint solution of Hispasat and Gilat will allow Dish Mexico to deliver quality Internet service to both the residential and Small-to-Medium sized Enterprise (SME) markets”, said Santiago Ennis, Wireless and Marketing ON Director. “This solution enables flexible Internet access packages with different speeds and prices to best serve the varying needs of our customer base.”
“We are excited by Dish Mexico’s selection of our consumer broadband service,” said Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer of Hispasat. “Our rigorous testing demonstrated the robustness and efficiency of Gilat’s equipment as it operates over our multi-beam Ka Amazonas-5 satellite.”
“This win is a testament to the confidence that Dish has placed in Hispasat and Gilat’s joint solution, and materialization of Gilat’s strong relationship with Hispasat for the benefit of the people of Mexico,” said Tobias Dezordi, Regional Vice President Latin America at Gilat. “This achievement is yet another step in delivering on Gilat’s global vision to enable quality, plentiful and affordable broadband worldwide, and our continued commitment to the Latin America region.”
About Dish Mexico
Dish México is a satellite Pay-TV in Mexico, having revolutionized the industry. Is a partnership between MVS Comunicaciones, a Mexican leading group in telecommunications and entertainment, and EchoStar, a leader in technology, satellite broadcasting and services in the United States of America. Its extraordinary commercial offer based in cost-benefit, allows the programming distribution of the most watched Pay TV channels to all population sectors. Additionally, offers digital platforms to enjoy on-line contents in mobile devices.
ON is a brand from Dish México that offers an innovative wireless, cable and satellite residential internet service, providing a comprehensive easy-to-use and user-friendly interconnectivity solution allowing a straightforward Internet experience, targeting different sectors of urban and rural populations throughout the Mexican territory.
HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world’s largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).
Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com
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