SkyEdge IV will enable Hispasat to deliver high-performance, satellite-based fixed data and mobility services
Petah Tikva, Israel, March 2, 2023 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that Hispasat, a leading global satellite operator based in Spain, selected Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform for operation with its highly flexible and efficient Amazonas Nexus satellite. This marks an expansion of the strategic partnership between the two companies that will enable Hispasat to deliver high-performance, satellite-based fixed data and mobility services.
SkyEdge IV, Gilat’s next generation platform, is designed to operate with new, adaptable, highly flexible, high throughput and very high throughput satellites (HTS/VHTS) to provide end-users the required capacity where and when needed.
Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus high throughput satellite features a cutting-edge Digital Transparent Processor (DTP) that allows it to increase its geographic coverage and capacity flexibility to adapt to any changes to its initially proposed business scenarios. The satellite will cover all of the Americas, Greenland, and the North and South Atlantic corridors.
“Following a comprehensive technological assessment, we concluded that Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform best meets our needs to operate most efficiently with the advanced capabilities of our new Amazonas Nexus satellite,” said Jose Sanchez, Chief Solutions Officer of Hispasat. “We plan to leverage Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform to expand our service coverage in Latin America during the second half of 2023.”
“HISPASAT is a long-time partner of Gilat and we are pleased to strengthen our partnership as we embark together on the New Elastix Space Era, to support Hispasat as they efficiently expand their coverage in the region,” said Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat. “Hispasat’s selection of SkyEdge IV marks another significant milestone in the adoption of Gilat’s leading technology by world-class operators.”
Hispasat, Redeia’s satellite operator, works to help citizens bridge the digital divide and promote sustainable development in society. It is the main communications bridge between Europe and America as a broadband and connectivity services provider through its companies in Spain and Latin America, where its Brazilian subsidiary Hispamar is located. It is also a leader in the broadcasting and distribution of audiovisual content in Spanish and Portuguese, including the transmission of Direct-to-Home (DTH) and High Definition Television (HDTV) digital platforms. Hispasat is the main driver of innovation in the Spanish aerospace sector and is committed to sustainability throughout its value chain. These activisties make it one of the world’s leading companies by revenue in its sector.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications.
With over 30 years of experience, we create and deliver deep technology solutions for satellite, ground and new space connectivity and provide comprehensive end-to-end solutions and services, powered by our innovative technology. We believe in the right of all people to be connected and are united in our resolution to provide communication solutions to all reaches of the world.
Delivering high value solutions, our portfolio is comprised of a cloud-based platform and high performance satellite terminals designed to work in harmony with satellite constellations, including Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS) and Software-Defined Satellites (SDS) in multiple orbits; high performance Satellite On-the-Move (SOTM) antennas; and highly efficient, high-power Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).
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