Gilat’s Ground Network will be Used for ChinaSat-18
Gilat Satellite Networks will provide its ground network for China Satcom‘s ChinaSat-18 (CS-18). The nationwide Ka-band coverage, now to be provided by CS-18 and ChinaSat-16 (CS-16), will be supported by Gilat’s single platform, supporting multiple applications across China.
China Satcom’s CS-18 Ka-band will be launched in mid-2019, thus completing the company’s Ka High Throughput Satellite (HTS) coverage over all of China, which is critical for broadband applications requiring continuous service. Gilat’s multi-application platform, SkyEdge II-c, has been deployed in China over CS-16 to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC), rural broadband, cellular backhaul, and maritime applications. With the launch of CS-18, Gilat aims to deliver Ka-band high throughput and connectivity across the rest of China.
“Gilat is grateful for the long-term relationship with China Satcom and for the continued trust in our technology indicated by the expansion of Gilat’s platform for commercialization of ChinaSat-18,” said Gilat China General Manager Jun Xiang. “This achievement is another step in materializing Gilat’s HTS broadband strategy worldwide and further supports Gilat’s continued strategic focus on the Chinese market.”