Gilat Satellite Spacenet Unit Adds Hybrid VSAT/DSL Services
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. [GILTF] said its U.S. subsidiary, Spacenet Inc., has added commercial-grade, hybrid VSAT/DSL services to its Connexstar family of broadband connectivity solutions. Spacenet’s expansion of its Connexstar offering allows the company to provide DSL, VSAT and hybrid network services to match the needs of its customers. All Connexstar sites will continue to be managed centrally by Spacenet, whether they are Connexstar VSAT or DSL locations. Spacenet President and CEO Bill Gerety said, “Historically, Spacenet has catered to extremely large enterprises – companies like Dollar General, Sears, Goodyear and the U.S. Postal Service – that demand the highest possible levels of service, network design, management and integration. In the past, commercial-grade DSL services did not meet our high quality and coverage standards. Now, however, we believe DSL can be successfully integrated into the superior VSAT-based WAN solutions that we provide to our customers.”
For certain customer locations, DSL may be a better fit than VSAT services. The new DSL capability meets that marketplace requirement, Gerety said.