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Hispasat Selects Gilat for a Multi-Million Dollar Project to Deliver Broadband Services in Mexico

Feb. 20, 2018

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announces that Hispasat selected Gilat's innovative platform for a multi-million dollar project to provide broadband commercial services in Mexico using Hispasat's Ka HTS capacity of the Amazonas-5 Satellite. A potential of tens of thousands of Gilat's VSATs are estimated to be deployed over the next few years, as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) ramp up their service.

Gilat's SkyEdge II-c, multi-service platform, optimally utilizes the high throughput satellite resources delivering cost efficient bandwidth while providing excellent user experience. The platform was selected to commercialize the full capacity of Hispasat's Amazonas-5 Ka beams over Mexico, enabling Hispasat and its customers to offer a variety of services such as broadband Internet services, WiFi connectivity in semi-urban and rural locations, and mobility applications to government and private sector clients.

"Gilat and Hispasat are cooperating in multiple projects around the globe, and we are now pleased to deploy Gilat's SkyEdge II-c platform to maximize the benefits of our recently launched multi-beam Ka satellite, Amazonas-5," said Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer at Hispasat. "Gilat's multi-service cost effective platform is ideal for business development for Hispasat and its' clients in Mexico, enabling quick service expansion to a variety of vertical markets."

"We are honored to join forces and grow our business with our longstanding partner, Hispasat, to develop the Mexican broadband market, and see this deal in Mexico, as a significant step in delivering on our promise for regional recovery," said Ron Levin, VP Global Accounts at Gilat. "We are excited about this collaboration and opportunity, and are pleased to deliver our SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform to bring quality, plentiful and affordable broadband to unserved and underserved regions throughout Mexico."