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Gilat offers next-gen Aquarius 5G LEO/GEO solutions

Israel-based Gilat Satellite Networks has already delivered successful in-orbit testing of its 5G/Low Earth Orbiting VSAT technology. Now marketed as ‘Aquarius’, the system was on board Telesat’s first pair of test satellites and delivered connectivity as the first ever demo of 5G over a LEO satellite, and then the fastest-ever modem speeds of 1.2 Gb/s […]

February 22, 2021

Gilat “positioned well for 2021”

Israel-based satellite communications business Gilat Satellite Networks reported its results for Q4/2020, and full year ended December 31st 2020. Q4 revenues of $42.6 million versus $78.3 million in Q4 2019 and improved from $37.3 million in the previous quarter. Its GAAP operating income of $62.7 million versus $9.2 million in Q4 2019 and an operating […]

February 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

Gilat wins potential $50m LEO connectivity contract

Israel-based satellite technology company Gilat Satellite Networks says it has been awarded a significant contract to supply Solid State power amplifiers for a Low Earth orbit broadband satellite constellation. Gilat says the contract is estimated to be worth more than $50 million and has been awarded to its subsidiary company Wavestream. The announcement does not […]

February 2, 2021By Chris Forrester

Hispasat awards Mexico contract to Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks, a major supplier of satellite networking technology, has received a contract from Madrid-based Hispasat to supply cellular backhaul connectivity for Mexico. Hispasat will use Gilat technology to extend the service of Altan La Red Compartida, the shared telecommunications network in Mexico, to over 3 million people in Mexico. Mexico’s underserved rural population […]

December 23, 2020By Chris Forrester

Gilat suffers from pandemic slow-downs

Israel-based specialist satellite communications company Gilat, which had hoped to see itself merged by now with Comtech Telecommunications, has reported its Q3 numbers saying its revenue was negatively impacted by the ongoing pandemic, and even more so by the litigation with Comtech. Comtech has agreed to pay Gilat $70 million for terminating its merger commitment. […]

November 11, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES, Gilat confirm modem deal

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. […]

November 10, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES and Gilat tap O3b’s mPOWER

SES has signed Gilat and ST Engineering iDirect as its latest technology partners on its O3b mPower satellites. This means that Gilat and ST Engineering’s ‘next generation’ modems will be developed for use on the satellite operator’s O3b mPower craft. SES says Gilat and ST Engineering iDirect were selected based on their next-generation modem technologies. […]

November 3, 2020By Chris Forrester

Gilat claims 5G satellite traffic success

Satellite networking technology specialist Gilat Satellite Networks has successfully demonstrated carrying 5G traffic with what it says is “outstanding performance” over operator Thaicom’s GEO HTS satellite. With this successful demonstration, Gilat’s cellular backhaul solution is declared operational and ready for implementation in the 5G architecture. According to Gilat, superior user experience was recorded using its […]

October 29, 2020

Concerns over ‘flat panel’ LEO antennas

If there’s one vital component that Elon Musk and the likes of Jeff Bezos as well as Telesat, OneWeb and others need it’s a low-cost consumer friendly phased array flat-panel antenna. Yoel Gat, founder of Gilat Satellite Networks (and now CEO at SatixFy, a designer of flat-panel antennas) says that the dream of a sub-$300 […]

October 9, 2020

Comtech and Gilat terminate merger agreement

Comtech Telecommunications and Gilat Satellite Networks have agreed to terminate the merger agreement first announced on January 29th 2020 and have settled all pending litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery. In connection with the termination and settlement agreement, Comtech has agreed to make a payment of $70 million to Gilat. The merger termination and […]

October 5, 2020