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Gilat to provide the ground network for China Satcom’s ChinaSat-18

(1 November 2018 - Gilat Satellite Networks) Gilat Satellite Networks announced today that Gilat’s ground network will be provided for China Satcom’s ChinaSat-18 (CS-18).

The nationwide Ka-band coverage now to be provided by CS-18 and ChinaSat-16 (CS-16) will be uniquely supported by Gilat’s single platform supporting multiple applications all over China.

China Satcom’s CS-18 Ka-band will be launched in mid-2019, thus completing the company’s Ka HTS coverage over all of China, which is critical for broadband applications requiring continuous service.

Gilat’s multi-application platform, SkyEdge II-c, has been deployed in China over CS-16 to provide IFC, rural broadband, cellular backhaul and maritime applications. With the launch of CS-18, Gilat will deliver Ka-band high throughput and highly efficient connectivity across the rest of China.

“Gilat is grateful for the long-term relationship with China Satcom and for the continued trust in our technology indicated by the expansion of Gilat’s platform for commercialization of ChinaSat-18,” said Jun Xiang, General Manager, Gilat China. “This achievement is another step in materializing Gilat’s HTS broadband strategy worldwide and further supports Gilat’s continued strategic focus on the Chinese market.”

About China Satcom

China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. (China Satcom), is the only satellite operational enterprise in China that has self-controllable commercial communication and broadcast satellite resources. It is one of the major forces supporting command-and-control communication system under the direct supervision of national communication authorities. China Satcom holds all licenses of providing basic telecommunications services enabled by communication satellites. As the leader in providing satellite communication and broadcasting services, China Satcom delivers service to about 40 countries and regions around the world. China Satcom’s objective is to be a comprehensive satellite service provider – “First in Asia and First-Class in the world”. To meet this goal, it is establishing an integrated satellite communication service platform powering sensing, transmitting and smart applications. China Satcom strives to ensure secure and high-quality transmission of national information and to deliver unrivaled digital life to consumers.

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).

Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds.