Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) will provide CAT Telecom Public Co. Ltd. (CAT) with a Gilat SkyEdge II broadband satellite network to serve rural locations throughout Thailand. CAT is Thailand's state-owned public communications agency.
The turnkey VSAT networking solution, contracted by SCS-Loxley Consortium (Samart Communications Services) and Loxley Wireless Co. Ltd., includes equipment, installation, technical support and training. CAT will deploy Gilat SkyEdge II VSATs to provide rural citizens with telephony and broadband Internet access at public call offices nationwide as part of a Universal Service Obligation (USO). Gilat's SkyEdge II is a multi-service platform enabling the delivery of high-quality voice, broadband data and video services for diverse environments including enterprises, rural networks, cellular backhaul and government network applications. SkyEdge II is a standards-based system using DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS and offers better efficiencies and full adaptivity for both the inbound and outbound channels. Gilat's diverse portfolio of SkyEdge II VSATs are all supported by a unified platform, offering service providers the most suitable product for their application needs as well as the flexibility to evolve their networks.