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Hispasat, Gilat expand partnership

March 2, 2023

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that Hispasat, a global satellite operator based in Spain, has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform for operation with its Amazonas Nexus satellite. This marks an expansion of the strategic partnership between the two companies that will enable Hispasat to deliver high-performance, satellite-based fixed data and mobility services.

SkyEdge IV, Gilat’s next generation platform, is designed to operate with new, adaptable, highly flexible, high throughput and very high throughput satellites (HTS/VHTS) to provide end-users the required capacity where and when needed.

Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus high throughput satellite features a Digital Transparent Processor (DTP) that allows it to increase its geographic coverage and capacity flexibility to adapt to any changes to its initially proposed business scenarios. The satellite will cover all of the Americas, Greenland, and the North and South Atlantic corridors.

“Following a comprehensive technological assessment, we concluded that Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform best meets our needs to operate most efficiently with the advanced capabilities of our new Amazonas Nexus satellite,” said Jose Sanchez, Chief Solutions Officer of Hispasat. “We plan to leverage Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform to expand our service coverage in Latin America during the second half of 2023.”

“Hispasat is a long-time partner of Gilat and we are pleased to strengthen our partnership as we embark together on the New Elastix Space Era, to support Hispasat as they efficiently expand their coverage in the region,” said Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat. “Hispasat’s selection of SkyEdge IV marks another significant milestone in the adoption of Gilat’s leading technology by world-class operators.”

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