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March 1st, 2016

Gilat + Gogo Going Great

[Satnews] Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) has announced that Gogo has selected the company for that firm's next generation airborne IP network modem system.

Part of Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform, the new Taurus is the world’s fastest TDMA VSAT. The combined capabilities of delivering 400Mbps to an aircraft along with simultaneous support for broadband IFC and IPTV will give the Taurus a clear competitive edge for the foreseeable future. The new mobility feature set of SkyEdge II-c incorporates significant technological advances to support the growing demand for IFC services. It dramatically improves the available throughput per aircraft as well as the efficient utilization of bandwidth.

Gilat's SkyEdge II-c Taurus.

Gilat’s X-Architecture is uniquely suited to support global mobility on multiple Ku and Ka-band satellites. The inherent cloud-based nature of X-Architecture offers IFC service providers an integrated capability for IP transparency and true seamless switchover while maintaining user application sessions. It further offers exceptional user experience with embedded TCP and HTTP acceleration, data compression, web caching and LTE backhauling optimization.

“The outstanding performance of the Gilat modem and system will provide Gogo with the throughput, scale and mobility it needs to offer exceptional in-flight connectivity services on a global scale, well into the future,” said Anand Chari, Gogo’s Chief Technology Officer.

Dov Baharav, Chairman of the Board and interim CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks, said, “The commercial aviation and mobility markets are a strategic focus for Gilat. As such, we are determined to bring further innovation and maintain leadership in these areas. The selection by Gogo emphasizes the clear technological advantages Gilat offers its customers and partners."