[SatNews] ...the telecommunication satellite operated by Azercosmos, provides broadband and broadcast solutions to its customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
Azercosmos Open Joint Stock Company (OJSCo), satellite operator in the Caucasus, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT), a provider of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced that Azercosmos OJSCo and Gilat have signed an agreement to use the SkyEdge II-c network for multi-application satellite managed services for Azercosmos' customers.
SatNews Note: Azercosmos has really come into the spotlight, considering the launch announced yesterday in SatNews of SPOT 7 and agreements with other companies (Airbus D&S' SPOT On Agreement With Azercosmos OJC—Azersky Is The Result).
"Our Azerspace-1 satellite reaches a customer base spanning Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus," pointed out Rashad Nabiyev, CEO of Azercosmos. "We appreciate the multi-application nature of Gilat's SkyEdge II-c platform, which enables us to target a diverse set of markets including broadband, mobility and cellular backhauling."
"We are pleased to have been selected by the leading satellite operator in Azerbaijan and the Central Asia region," commented Erez Antebi, Gilat's CEO. "We are proud to be working together with Azercosmos to bring advanced communication services to the Consumer, Enterprise and Government sectors."
Azercosmos is the satellite operator in the Caucasus. Azerspace-1, additionally the telecommunication satellite operated by Azercosmos, provides broadband and broadcast solutions to its customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The satellite, to operate in orbit for at least 15 years, was launched in February 2013 and is equipped with 36 transponders: 24 in C-band and 12 in Ku-band at 46 degrees East longitude. Strategic development plans of the company include launch of the second telecommunications satellite and establishment of commercial business of Earth observation services in upcoming years.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT) provides products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia. For more information, please visit Gilat at.