Gilat Wins SES Broadband Deal

Gilat selected by SES for delivery of consumer Ka-band equipment for ASTRA2Connect

August 2, 2011

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- Gilat today announced that it has signed an agreement for the delivery of network equipment and Ka-band end-user terminals for SES satellite-based Internet service ASTRA2Connect.

The use of Gilat's Ka-band platform will allow SES to deliver significantly faster Internet and VoIP services to private households and small businesses across Europe. Currently serving over 80,000 ASTRA2Connect end-users, SES today operates the largest satellite-based broadband network in Europe.

The use of Ka-band end-user terminals supporting download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s is part of SES strategy to bring its successful ASTRA2Connect service to the next level. Starting in the fourth quarter of 2012, SES will further increase the performance of its ASTRA2Connect service by using additional multiple spot beam Ka-band capacity onboard its ASTRA 2F, 2E and 2G spacecraft to be launched between 2012 and 2014 and located at 28.2 degrees East.

As part of the agreement with SES, Gilat will provide gateway equipment and related services to SES, as well as CPEs (Customer Premises Equipment) to ASTRA2Connect ISP reseller nominees. The project, including deals with SES and nominees, can reach a value of up to $70 million over the next five years.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT)

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