SkyEdge IV will enable multi-service capabilities for Intelsat’s IS-40e, providing expanded capacity over North America for in-flight connectivity and cellular backhaul
Petah Tikva, Israel, February 10, 2022 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that Intelsat completed a strategic selection process and placed a significant initial order for Gilat’s new SkyEdge IV platform, which will be used for its latest high throughput satellite, Intelsat IS-40e, designed to augment inflight connectivity and mobile backhaul services over North America.
SkyEdge IV is Gilat’s next generation platform designed to operate with new, adaptable very high throughput satellites (VHTS) to provide end-users the required capacity where and when needed. SkyEdge IV ensures unified operation with standard interfaces for network orchestration and seamless integration between the space and ground segments. Gilat’s Elastix-TotalNMS will support Intelsat’s current and future satellites to orchestrate network management of a unified network.
“Through our collaborative work with Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform on IS-40e, Intelsat will expand the capacity of our network serving North America,” said Carmel Ortiz, Vice President of Systems Innovation at Intelsat, “Its standards-based interfaces enable seamless integration with Intelsat’s unified space and ground network, thereby elevating the service levels for thousands of aircraft and leading mobile network operators across North America.”
“We are honored that our valued partner, Intelsat, made a strategic decision to adopt Gilat’s next generation SkyEdge IV platform. The SkyEdge IV platform, VSATs, and network management system are optimized to support both current HTS and future very high throughput software-defined satellites and thus meet Intelsat’s demanding needs,” said Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat. “Gilat’s SkyEdge IV is a multi-orbit, multi-service platform built to lead the satcom industry’s next generation, known as the Elastix Era, supporting cloud infrastructure, an Elastix-Access Scheme, and working in harmony with software-defined satellites.”
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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