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Gilat to Build Disaster Response Platform for Japan

By | December 10, 2018
A Gilat teleport. Photo: Gilat Satellite Networks

A Gilat teleport. Photo: Gilat Satellite Networks

Gilat Satellite Networks was selected by Local Authorities Satellite Communication (LASCOM), a Japanese government agency, for a multi-million dollar project. Gilat will deliver the next generation disaster response platform to Japan’s forty-seven prefectures. Gilat in partnership with JSAT will ensure essential communication services for the people of Japan in case of disaster.

LASCOM requires a highly secure, bandwidth efficient, multi-service single system that is capable of integration into LASCOM’s wider network. The network needs to provide very high throughput, quality, and resilience so that an array of services can be reliably delivered to prefectural and local governments, individuals, and first responders. This includes voice services, video feeds from disaster sites, video multicasts to local sites, emergency alerts, mobility services, and data services.

Gilat’s multi-service platform, SkyEdge II-c, and its h modems were selected after a thorough evaluation to provide LASCOM the needed reliability and  services to be deployed in case of disaster. Redundant hubs will be deployed in two different locations and thousands of Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) will be deployed throughout all of Japan’s regions.