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January 25th, 2019

Gilat Launches 5G-Ready Satellite Backhaul Solution ... Optimizes SkyEdge II-c Multi-Service Platform

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) has answered the call for the global demand for higher throughputs and greater efficiencies for next-generations services that will be accelerated with 5G, resulting in generating exponential growth in network capacity as well as in the number and types of connected devices and services.  

Single, Integrated Platform for Multiple Markets

Gilat is now further enhancing and optimizing its SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform for 5G capacity, service and network availability targets, to deliver new levels of satellite connectivity in multiple dimensions from cellular nodes and to the most demanding applications. 

The enhanced SkyEdge II-c solution enables 2.5 Gbps throughput from a single forward carrier and 1 Gbps throughput from associated return channels, enabled by highly efficient DVB-S2X wideband transmission in the forward direction and Gilat’s innovative LDPC fast adaptive return access scheme.

The SkyEdge II-c solution supports the full suite of current modems and capabilities, including GTP acceleration, Mobile-Edge Computing (MEC) and carrier grade Layer-2 and Layer-3 with GTP acceleration.

In addition, the SkyEdge II-c satellite modem product family is now being extended with its newest addition, Capricorn-PLUS. This new modem is equipped with a powerful processing engine that supports new levels of users and services density with up to 100,000 PPS as well as higher throughputs and efficiencies with up to 100 Mbps throughput on the MF-TDMA return channel.

Moreover, the SkyEdge II-c scalable, cloud-based architecture offers a migration path to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) with software upgrade, making it a future proof solution. 

Moti Goldshtein, Head of Products at Gilat stated that as networks evolve to 5G, Gilat is excited to be at the forefront with a next generation satellite backhaul solution to support the coming transition and enable the delivery of new services. SkyEdge II-c has become the satellite solution of choice for the world’s leading LTE networks, and with the launch of a new set of capabilities they’re now paving the road to 5G connectivity everywhere.