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Press Release: SES selects Gilat’s SkyEdge IV Platform for SES-17


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueGilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today the expansion of their strategic partnership with SES. SES has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform to operate with its SES-17 satellite, a very high throughput satellite (VHTS) to provide fixed services and mobility services.

Gilat’s SkyEdge IV is a multi-orbit platform that was designed to interface and smoothly integrate with non-geostationary constellations and geostationary VHTS, such as the recently-launched SES-17. SES will be using SkyEdge IV simultaneously for both SES-17 and its upcoming second generation NGSO constellation, O3b mPOWER. The SkyEdge IV multi-service platform will be utilized by SES to deliver cellular-backhaul and enterprise services, in addition to previously announced maritime services.

SES-17 is a GEO VHTS designed for high-speed connectivity and flexibility for end-users in the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean.

SkyEdge IV ensures unified operation with seamless switchover between SES-17 and the O3b mPOWER constellation. Empowering SkyEdge IV is Gilat’s Elastix-Total NMS network management system, which was optimized to work in harmony with SES’s Adaptive Resource Control (ARC).

“We are excited and proud to work with our partner, SES, to support their multi-orbit network, including the O3b mPOWER constellation, SES-17, and other satellites as they are launched. The integration of SkyEdge IV with SES’s ARC system ensures space and ground coordination and unified operation, forming a resilient and secure network,” said Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat. “Gilat’s SkyEdge IV is a multi-orbit, multi-service platform built to lead the satcom industry, supporting cloud infrastructure, an Elastix-Access Scheme, and working in harmony with next generation software-defined satellites.”


About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).

Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds.

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