SES, Gilat confirm modem deal
November 10, 2020
By Chris Forrester
Israel’s Gilat and satellite operator SES have extended their existing technology relationship with a “multi-million-dollar follow-on order” for high-speed modems.
Gilat’s modems will deliver multi Gb/s throughput, targeting high-end services over SES’s O3b and O3b mPOWER MEO satellite constellation. Gilat’s high-throughput modems will support SES in delivering fiber-equivalent services for government and high-end enterprise solutions.
Gilat, in a statement, said: “[We] highly value the strong partnership with SES and are pleased to further expand the collaboration, bringing to market high-end modems supporting O3b mPOWER’s market segments,” said Amir Yafe, Head of Global Accounts at Gilat. “Gilat shares SES vision on the need for a combination of GEO and Non-GEO Stationary (NGSO) constellations to address the growing demand for affordable low-latency global broadband connectivity.”