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March 16th, 2011

Gateway Communications... Going With Gilat (SATCOM)

[SatNews] A primary VSAT provider has been identified...

Gateway Communications has announced that Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT) has been selected as the company’s primary VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) provider. This strategic cooperation will further enhance the provision of telecommunication services to mobile and fixed line operators, connecting them within Africa, and to the rest of the world. Gilat’s SkyEdge II VSAT network provides a platform for Gateway Communications’ Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) technology, which allocates satellite capacity based on time, frequency and availability. The collaboration will also allow multiple networks throughout Africa to be controlled from one management center. A Gilat SkyEdge II hub has been installed at Gateway’s Network Operations Center in Belgium, deploying DAMA services across Africa. These services will include cellular backhaul applications, broadband access for telecommunications companies, backbone restoration and rural telephony.