Capable of delivering 400Mbps, Gilat’s new IFC modem,
SkyEdge II-c Taurus, will enable Gogo to provide exceptional In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services
Petah Tikva, Israel, February 29, 2016 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, satellite mobility solutions and services, announced today that Gogo, the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, selected Gilat for its next generation airborne IP network modem system.
“The outstanding performance of the Gilat modem and system will provide Gogo with the throughput, scale and mobility it needs to offer exceptional in-flight connectivity services on a global scale, well into the future,” stated Anand Chari, Gogo’s Chief Technology Officer.
“Gilat is proud to have been selected by Gogo to provide its next generation IFC VSAT modem and satellite baseband infrastructure,” said Dov Baharav, Chairman of the Board and interim CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks.
“The commercial aviation and mobility markets are a strategic focus for Gilat. As such, we are determined to bring further innovation and maintain leadership in these areas. The selection by Gogo emphasizes the clear technological advantages Gilat offers its customers and partners,” he added.
Part of Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform, the new Taurus is the world’s fastest TDMA VSAT. The combined capabilities of delivering 400Mbps to an aircraft along with simultaneous support for broadband IFC and IPTV will give the Taurus a clear competitive edge for the foreseeable future.
The new mobility feature set of SkyEdge II-c incorporates significant technological advances to support the growing demand for IFC services. It dramatically improves the available throughput per aircraft as well as the efficient utilization of bandwidth.
Gilat’s X-Architecture is uniquely suited to support global mobility on multiple Ku and Ka-band satellites. The inherent cloud-based nature of X-Architecture offers IFC service providers an integrated capability for IP transparency and true seamless switchover while maintaining user application sessions. It further offers exceptional user experience with embedded TCP and HTTP acceleration, data compression, web caching and LTE backhauling optimization.
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 Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 90 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. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit us at gilat.com
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