Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) has been awarded a multi-year 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, selected Gilat to supply the ground segment and to also operate four gateways.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the multi-spot beam satellite GSAT-11 last month to provide broadband coverage over India’s mainland and islands, boosting 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.
L&T selected 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, RegionalVPt Asia and North America at Gilat said the company is gratified by the trust L&T placed 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.