Gilat’s platforms to empower Intelsat with augmented capacity to upscale its In-Flight Connectivity and Cellular Backhaul services worldwide
Petah Tikva, Israel, April 24, 2023 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that Intelsat is strengthening its strategic partnership and expanding its In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) and Cellular Backhaul capabilities with significant multimillion dollar orders for Gilat’s multi-service platforms and terminals.
Gilat’s platforms will be used to empower Intelsat with augmented capacity in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Europe to serve additional aircraft and provide an enhanced user experience to passengers. It will also be used to enable Intelsat to support the expansion of managed services with mobile network operators (MNOs), providing additional coverage for satellite-based cellular backhauling.
“Thanks to Gilat, we’re able to smoothly increase network capacity over multiple satellites, including IS-40e, IS-46, and E10B, to address the growing bandwidth demands for IFC, cellular backhaul and other applications in the Western Hemisphere, Africa, and Europe,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, SVP Global Sales, Network and Media at Intelsat. “Gilat’s platforms continue to distinguish themselves as an operationally-proven system that allows Intelsat to streamline IFC and cellular backhaul service fulfillment all over the world.”
“We’re proud to be able to work with Intelsat to deliver reliable, high-performance connectivity that helps them meet the growing demand for managed services capacity in multiple markets,” said Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat. “We value our close partnership with Intelsat and are pleased to take part in this endeavor to further expand their IFC and cellular backhaul network capabilities with Gilat’s multi-service platforms.”
Intelsat’s global team of professionals is focused on providing seamless and secure, satellite-based communications to government, NGO and commercial customers through the company’s next-generation global network and managed services. Bridging the digital divide by operating one of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructures, Intelsat enables people and their tools to speak over oceans, see across continents and listen through the skies to communicate, cooperate and coexist. Since its founding six decades ago, the company has been synonymous with satellite-industry “firsts” in service to its customers and the planet. Leaning on a legacy of innovation and focusing on addressing a new generation of challenges Intelsat team members now have their sights on the “next firsts” in space as they disrupt the field and lead in the digital transformation of the industry.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications.
With over 35 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).
Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, mobility, cellular backhaul, military, government, and enterprise, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com
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