Gilat technology for in-flight connectivity will empower expansion of in-flight service in Asia and meet the post-COVID demand for commercial and business aviation services
Petah Tikva, Israel, January 24, 2022 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that the Company is expanding its strategic partnership in commercial aviation with Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
To enable the expansion of commercial and business aviation services in Asia, Intelsat will be using Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c system, which, in addition to providing in-flight connectivity, is designed to deliver fixed and mobility services for maritime and land-mobility, as well. Its industry-leading network management system, TotalNMS, enables full configuration, control and monitoring of all system elements and remote terminals. SkyEdge II-c is a proven operational system that allows aviation service providers like Intelsat to streamline service fulfillment and provide a superior user experience to airline passengers.
“Thanks to our close relationship with Gilat, as well as the technological advantages and benefits that they provide, we’ll be ready for the post-COVID mainstream adoption of IFC among travelers throughout parts of Asia,” said Intelsat Senior Vice President of Commercial Aviation, Dave Bijur. “We look forward to continued collaboration to further grow the network in 2022, which will result in significant revenue growth in the IFC segment.”
“We value our strong, continuing partnership with Intelsat, and are looking forward to seeing the expanded service coverage in Asia, supporting Intelsat’s efforts to deliver in-flight connectivity internationally,” said Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat. “This network expansion is a testament to the strength of Gilat technology for IFC. The expanded network will address the increased demand for internet connectivity in the commercial and business aviation market on a global scale and, with the current recovery of global aviation, the timing couldn’t be better.”
As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the world’s most trusted satellite telecom network. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to connect people, businesses, and communities, no matter how difficult the challenge. Intelsat is building the future of global communications with the world’s first hybrid, multi-orbit, software-defined 5G network designed for simple, seamless, and secure coverage precisely when and where our customers most need it. Follow the leader in global connectivity and “Imagine Here,” with us, at Intelsat.com.
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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