Satnews Daily
November 14th, 2019

Gilat's Wavestream Flying High with $5 Million Order

Wavestream, a subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), has received an order from Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) (“Global Eagle”) for approximately $5 million for their Ku-band, 25W, High-Power Transceiver (HPT) in support of In-flight connectivity (IFC) — the Wavestream HPT are line fit for Boeing 737 aircraft.

Global Eagle delivers rich media content and seamless connectivity solutions to aircraft, ships and ground stations worldwide. To support the continued rollout of its airborne systems, the company selected the Wavestream (Inflight Connectivity) IFC transceiver for that product's best-in-class quality and performance.

Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s , GM, said this recent order reaffirms the industry leading position that Wavestream has in this market segment with this high-quality transceiver, that has already logged over 20 Million flight hours.

Mike Pigott, SVP Connectivity, Global Eagle, added that Wavestream is a longtime partner of Global Eagle and a reliable high-power transceiver supplier for the firm's inflight entertainment content, connectivity and digital media solutions. Having Wavestream’s quality in Global Eagle end-to-end solutions ensures continual customer successes for the company.