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Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) extends Gilat's contract of powering Africa's largest satellite cellular backhaul network

(3 August 2020 - Gilat Satellite Networks) Gilat Satellite Networks has announced the extension of Gilat's contract with Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) to power the largest satellite cellular backhaul network in Africa.

AMN's network enabled by Gilat's technology serves multiple Tier-1 Telcos in over ten countries throughout Africa.

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Gilat powers largest satellite cellular backhaul in Africa (courtesy: Gilat)

"AMN has selected Gilat, due to its superior technology, to further extend Africa's largest satellite cellular backhaul network constructed by AMN and powered by Gilat's VSAT technology," said Michael Darcy, CEO AMN. "We are pleased to contribute to closing the digital divide by furthering the reach of our network to additional countries reaching more of the population in rural areas."

"Gilat is honored to enhance its long-standing partnership with AMN and to have been selected once again to provide high-quality solutions for cellular backhaul over satellite to serve Tier-1 Telcos coverage throughput Africa," said Michal Aharonov, VP Global Broadband Networks at Gilat. "Gilat has provided over 2,000 VSATs to AMN and is pleased to participate in plans of site migrations from 2G/3G to 4G, as the requirement for data communication is rising."

About AMN

AMN’s mission is to build mobile network base stations serving rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa which have no existing service, providing mobile network operators with a Capex-free route to add new subscribers and new revenues and with incremental costs. The vision of AMN is a fully-connected Africa, with no community of any significant size being without basic telecommunications services to deliver social, economic, educational and other benefits to the population.

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.