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Gilat and CRRC announce global partnership to connect train passengers on-the-move and guarantee real-time rolling-stock maintenance via cloud-based NOC

November 19, 2015

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced today that China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd. (CRRC), the world’s largest railway transportation supplier and Gilat have agreed on a long-term strategic partnership, to jointly drive the development of satellite communications and managed services, and provide the best-in-class service in the global railway transportation sector. The vision of the cooperation is to bring communication connectivity to every train powered by CRRC technology around the world.

This agreement brings together CRRC's leading rail transit equipment technology and manufacturing capabilities with Gilat’s advanced satcom on-the-move technology and its rich expertise in deploying and managing satellite networks globally, in over 90 countries.

The companies will develop a solution that will provide passengers on CRRC high-speed trains with on-the-move satellite-based broadband internet access. The solution will also enable CRRC to monitor and perform maintenance services via satellite on trains wherever they are in the world, in real time via a cloud-based network operations center (NOC). Today, satellite technology is the only way to bring such connectivity to high-speed trains on a worldwide basis in a seamless way.

“We chose Gilat for its technological edge in satcom on-the-move, its international expertise, and the recognition that it already has in China,” said Mr. Sun Yingcai, Vice President at CRRC. “Gilat demonstrated a thorough understanding of our needs and a proven ability to deliver satcom mobility networks on the global scale that we require.”