September 8, 2008
Gilat Deploys SkyEdge Broadband Satellite Network in Honduras
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) today announced it has completed deployment of a SkyEdge broadband satellite network for Administradora de Redes (Aduanett), a private company owned by Honduras' leading customs brokers.
Administradora de Redes will use the VSAT network to provide customs offices and other Honduran businesses with private networking services including interactive data, broadband Internet access, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
"Throughout Honduras, the deployment of satellite networking is the only way we can secure the broadband communications needed to ensure peak business efficiency and productivity," said Administradora de Redes General Manager Sandra Lopez. "Gilat's SkyEdge has proven its effectiveness in many other remote locations worldwide and we believe this new network is ideally suited for our application requirements."
Russell Ribeiro, Gilat Network Systems' Regional Vice President, Latin America, said, "This contract with Administradora de Redes demonstrates their confidence in our ability to deliver advanced satellite communications technology and dedicated customer support. We look forward to a long relationship with Administradora de Redes and the opportunity to bring the most efficient, reliable communications systems to the citizens and businesses of Honduras."
Gilat's SkyEdge is a satellite communications system that delivers high-quality voice, broadband data and video services over a powerful unified system. SkyEdge represents Gilat's extensive knowledge base and field-proven product offering, acquired through two decades of experience. SkyEdge's flexible architecture and efficient space segment utilization make it an ideal platform for operators and service providers.
About Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based communications networks. The Company operates under three business units: (i) Gilat Network Systems ("GNS"), which is a provider of network systems and associated professional services to service providers and operators worldwide; (ii) Spacenet Inc., which provides managed services in North America for businesses and governments through its Connexstar service brand and for consumers through its StarBand service brand; (iii) Spacenet Rural Communications, which offers rural telephony and Internet access solutions to remote areas primarily in Latin America.
Gilat was founded in 1987 and has shipped over 670,000 Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) to more than 85 countries across six continents. Gilat's headquarters is located in Petah Tikva, Israel. The Company has 16 sales and service offices worldwide. Gilat markets the SkyEdge(TM) and SkyEdge II Product Family which includes the SkyEdge Pro, SkyEdge IP, SkyEdge Call, SkyEdge DVB-RCS and SkyEdge Gateway. In addition, the Company markets numerous other legacy products.
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