Gilat Logs Millions in New Intelsat Platform and Terminal Orders
Gilat Satellite Networks has received “significant multimillion dollar orders” from Intelsat for its platforms and terminals, the company announced Monday. The orders mark an expansion of Intelsat and Gilat’s deals to support in-flight connectivity (IFC) and cellular backhaul.
Intelsat will use the technology to serve additional aircraft and expand managed services for mobile network operators (MNOs), the companies said. Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s senior vice president of Global Sales, Network and Media at Intelsat said the orders will help Intelsat increase network capacity over IS-40e, IS-46, and E10B to meet demand for IFC, cellular backhaul, and other applications in the Western Hemisphere, Africa, and Europe.
“Gilat’s platforms continue to distinguish themselves as an operationally-proven system that allows Intelsat to streamline IFC and cellular backhaul service fulfillment all over the world,” Gillet commented.
Gilat did not specify which platforms and terminals were ordered, but the company has logged a number of orders from Intelsat over the past year and a half — including for the SkyEdge II-c and SkyEdge IV for IFC services.