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JSAT awards Gilat project for mobility and fixed broadband services in Japan

(5 November 2018 - Gilat Satellite Networks) Gilat Satellite Networks announced today that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (JSAT) awarded Gilat a multi-million US dollar project for its new mobility and fixed broadband service in Japan.

The new set of services enabled by Gilat will support JSAT’s growth plans.

Incorporating multiple applications over a single network, the project is based on Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c, which provides a single platform for a variety of fixed and mobility services and will provide new levels of speeds and performance. The solution also incorporates redundant primary and secondary sites to deliver the high availability and reliability necessary for critical needs. Multiple use cases are supported including services for government, utilities, banks and hospitals, as well as broadband connectivity for several mobility applications such as emergency response vehicles and on-the-move news and media cars.

“Our strategic partnership with JSAT is a testament to our joint commitment to enable new and improved services including disaster recovery, to address the challenges in Japan, for the benefit of the Japanese people.” said Abhay Kumar, Regional Vice President Asia and North America. “With our multi-application single platform, JSAT will be able to support their growth plans to deliver plentiful, quality and affordable satellite-based broadband communication to their fixed and mobility customers across Japan.”

About SKY Perfect JSAT

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is a leader in the converging fields of broadcasting and communications. It is Asia’s largest satellite operator with a fleet of 18 satellites, and Japan’s only provider of both multi-channel pay TV broadcasting and satellite communications services. SKY Perfect JSAT delivers a broad range of entertainment through the SKY PerfecTV! platform, the most extensive in Japan with a total of 3 million subscribers. In addition, SKY Perfect JSAT’s satellite communications services, which cover Japan and the rest of Asia, as well as Oceania, Russia, Middle East, Hawaii and North America, play a vital role in supporting safety, security and convenience for society as a whole.

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.