Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) has reached a major landmark with the selection by SES for development and deployment of a global multiple application VSAT platform for the O3b mPOWER Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system.
This multi-million-dollar contract establishes Gilat as a significant Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) player through the technological innovation of its multi-orbit GEO/NGSO platform.
Ron Levin, VP Mobility and Global Accounts at Gilat, said the company is honored to be partnering again with SES, this time for their next generation O3b mPOWER system. Gilat was selected due to the firm's innovative ground segment design that significantly reduces cost per bit, the company's ability to deliver a step function in modem performance and Gilat's engineering capabilities to further optimize the platform. Gilat will efficiently support SES’s O3b mPOWER communications system to be at the forefront of ground networks for NGSO constellations with SES, who paved the NGSO path with their O3b constellation and now continue to lead the pack with their O3b mPOWER network.