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March 18th, 2015

Gilat Satellite Networks Announces It's Alive...SkyEdge II-c High-Throughput Satellite

SkyEdge II-c

[SatNews]  Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT), a satellite networking technology, solutions and services company, announced today that the SkyEdge II-c High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Multi-Spot Beam network previously announced on December 22, 2014, went live successfully at JCP, the Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary of Florida-based BRASTRADING, Inc. With its new network, JCP is making Ka-band broadband services available to consumers, enterprise, and the maritime and aviation mobility markets.

“Our VSAT platform is live, serving our initial customers over our KA band service package on the EUTELSAT E3b satellite and is operating perfectly,” announced Wagner Moura, CEO of JCP and President of BRASTRADING, Inc.

“We believe there is a large opportunity for Ka-band in Latin America, to extend Wi-Fi, LTE over IP, and for content distribution.  A major operator recently spent $2 billion to connect one million people via a fiber optic network. By using our satellite network, they could connect the next million people, at one third the price and in a fraction of the time.”

Increased Performance with Lower Costs;

  • Enhanced forward channel technology in SkyEdge II-c:
  • Increases DVB-S2 bandwidth efficiency with 1.1 roll-off factor, saving around 10% in satellite capacity
  • Expands the forward carrier capabilities to 67Msps using Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM). By increasing carrier throughput to 250Mbps, 66Msps carriers enable the support of more bits to Hz
  • Supports multi forward carriers managed as a single pool, with automatic load balancing of terminals

High throughput carriers enable coverage of wide multi-spot beam transponders with a minimum number of forward channel carriers, reducing gateway capital expenditures and increasing utilization of space segment resources.