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SES selects Gilat to enable Tier-1 4G/LTE MNO in Brazil to provide broadband connectivity for education

(22 March 2021 - Gilat) Gilat Satellite Networks announced today that SES has selected Gilat to enable a Tier-1 4G/LTE Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in Brazil to provide broadband connectivity for education.

Gilat’s multi-service platform opens opportunities for additional applications in the region.

Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform will provide connectivity to hundreds of schools in Brazil over the SES-14 Ku-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS). This will enable the Tier-1 MNO to fulfill the government obligation of extending broadband connectivity for education to Brazil’s most remote schools.

“We’re proud to be part of this project that aims to positively impact the lives of thousands of Brazilian students even across the most remote rural areas of the country, who will have the opportunity to benefit from the high-speed connectivity provided by our SES-14 satellite. Gilat’s local delivery capabilities, including site installation and field support, make Gilat the right partner in supporting SES Networks to meet the requirements of our Tier-1 MNO customer and contribute in narrowing the digital divide in Brazil,” said Omar Trujillo, Vice President of Sales for Fixed Data Americas at SES Networks. “With this collaboration we will also have the opportunity to provide additional services, such as mobile backhaul, enabled by Gilat’s multi-service platform.”

“This award signifies and supports SES and Gilat’s common goal of delivering high-quality broadband to people everywhere, who deserve the opportunity to be connected to the digital world,” said Tobias Dezordi, Regional Vice President Latin America at Gilat. “Gilat’s multi-service SkyEdge II-c platform together with its local presence will enable Brazil’s Tier-1 MNO to provide connectivity for education throughout rural Brazil.”

About SES

SES has a bold vision to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As the leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’s video network carries over 8,200 channels and has an unparalleled reach of 367 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG).

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.