Satnews Daily
February 25th, 2019

Israel’s Gilat To Provide Satellite Broadband Solution for India’s GSAT-11 Satellite

ISRO’s GSAT-11 communications satellite. Photograph courtesy of ISRO.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. is busy having been awarded a contract to provide equipment and services for broadband connectivity over ISRO’s GSAT-11 across India.

Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational company engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services, chose Gilat to supply the ground segment and operate four gateways, and financial services with over U.S.$18 billion in revenue.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the multi-spot beam satellite GSAT-11, India's heaviest satellite, last month, to provide broadband coverage over India’s mainland and islands. The satellite boosts connectivity to rural India and chose L&T to supply, install, commission and maintain GSAT-11 ground system network. GSAT 11 will enhance public welfare systems like e-banking, e-health, e-governance as well as provide a platform to demonstrate new generation applications.

SkyEdge II-c

L&T chose Gilat’s multi-application SkyEdge II-c platform to deliver broadband services across the country. Gilat’s hubs will be placed and operated in the following main and diversity gateway sites in India: Ranchi, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

Abhay Kumar, Regional Vice President Asia and North America at Gilat stated that they are gratified by the trust L&T put in Gilat to deliver the baseband equipment and services for the GSAT-11 satellite. This is another testimony to Gilat’s superior solution being chosen by satellite operators worldwide to deliver plentiful, quality and affordable satellite-based broadband communication.