Space Newsfeed

Satellite Communications Technology

Gilat’s Ku/Ka aero terminal achieves unprecedented performance during live customer demonstration in China

(6 February 2018 - Gilat Satellite Networks) Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that its dual-band Ku/Ka aero terminal achieved unprecedented performance at a live demonstration in China. The terminal reached speeds of 130Mbps with dozens of concurrent users enjoying: browsing, video streaming, video and voice calls as well as various chat applications.

The demonstration took place in a cabin user environment together with Air Esurfing, operating with Gilat’s fully integrated dual-band antenna terminal as well as the Taurus Modman. Gilat’s high-performance Modman as well as the high-gain antenna panel in Ka-band, were key factors in the outstanding results of the demonstration.

Gilat’s fully deployed mobility baseband is already operational and in use on China’s first domestic HTS Ka satellite. The deployed network not only improved end-to-end results, but also significantly reduced the complete IFC system deployment time.

“I am pleased to demonstrate our high-performance solution supporting both Ka and Ku in a single aero terminal. This demonstration is a major milestone in Gilat’s strategy to leverage our global IFC expertise and leadership for adoption to the local Chinese market,” said Jun Xiang, General Manager, Gilat China. “This achievement benefits our local partners who can now cost-effectively expand their service to both local and global airlines across their network.”

Gilat’s Ku/Ka antenna will be undergoing supplemental type certificate (STC) in the coming months.

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.