SES Taps Gilat’s Mobility Platform for Maritime Customers
SES has selected Gilat Satellite Network’s global mobility platform to serve cruise lines and maritime service providers. Under the agreement announced Tuesday, customers will be able to access satellite-enabled services delivered by SES’s O3b mPOWER and Geostationary (GEO) fleet through Gilat’s multi-orbit platform. Gilat described the agreement as a multi-million dollar order.
Gilat said the network expansion will position the company’s Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform at over a dozen gateways to form a multi-orbit and global network and for passenger Wi-Fi. Gilat’s Aquarius Pro VSATs will provide multi-gigabyte services utilizing capacity from the O3B mPOWER constellation and other SES GEO satellite assets, including SES-17.
“With this award Gilat has unquestionably solidified its presence in the maritime market and expects to work hand-in-hand with SES to deliver to the most stringent service demands,” commented Ron Levin, senior vice president of Mobility and Strategic Accounts at Gilat.
Gilat is working with SES as a technology partner for the O3b mPOWER system, along with ST Engineering iDirect.