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February 5th, 2018

Gilat Selected by Aussies ... NBN Co and Speedcast Get Down to Business with nbn™ Sky Muster™

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) announces that NBN Co and Speedcast have selected Gilat’s satellite platform for its Business and Enterprise Satellite Service (BESS) for businesses in Australia. The BESS network solution will utilize the nbn™ Sky Muster™ Ka-band multi-beam satellites.

Gilat technology is a major element in Speedcast’s managed service offering to NBN Co. Gilat is responsible for the supply, configuration and specialist operational support of the satellite network platform and is responsible for meeting Speedcast’s strict service levels for this project. The expected revenue for this project is tens of millions of dollars over a period of several years.

Gilat’s satellite solution will support the vision of extending business grade services to regional Australia. NBN Co’s BESS project will assist Australia’s regional and rural businesses growth through broadband connectivity to e-commerce and the global economy. This project will meet the demand for broadband bandwidth services for businesses and government customers, throughout regional and rural Australia.

Gilat’s proven global leadership in regional and rural broadband connectivity leverages Gilat’s innovative technology and global services. The heart of the solution is our cloud-based distributed X-Architecture that has been optimized for HTS and will be integrated into NBN Co’s ten satellite-gateways infrastructure. Our underlying multi-service SkyEdge II-c platform supports enterprise, cellular backhaul and mobility services. The platform delivers high spectral efficiency and optimized space segment via advanced DVB-S2X waveform and Gilat’s innovative LDPC based fast adaptive return access scheme. To increase the network resiliency the platform is deployed with gateway and data center diversity.

Erwan Emilian EVP, Enterprise & Emerging Markets, Speedcast said they have chosen to partner with Gilat due its strong track record in providing satellite technology in Australia and to NBN Co in particular. Gilat’s satellite platform is the most suitable for NBN Co’s objective to provide an Enterprise grade service throughout the country.

Oded Sheshinski, RVP Asia-Pacific at Gilat said Gilat is proud of being selected once again to serve NBN Co’s Business and Enterprise Satellite Service, in sites throughout regional and rural Australia, further materializing their vision to bring plentiful affordable quality broadband to unserved and underserved areas around the world. Gilat and Speedcast have a history of cooperation in Australia and he is confident that they will deliver the best possible outcome for this project over the next 10 years, meeting NBN Co’s strict SLA.