Proxim Supplies Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks has entered into an OEM purchase and global marketing agreement with Proxim Wireless

May 7, 2007

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) today announced that it has entered into an OEM purchase and global marketing agreement with Proxim Wireless Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terabeam, Inc (NASDAQ:TRBM). The agreement is part of an implementation by Gilat of its strategy to expand its product portfolio using Gilat's core competencies. Leveraging its strong global sales, turnkey project implementation, satellite backhaul solutions and local support capabilities, Gilat now offers WiMAX, Wi-Fi Mesh and other Broadband Wireless Access solutions, to its existing and potential customers.

Gilat has established a wireless solutions department which will market the wireless products — SkyMP.16™ for WiMAX technology and SkyMP.11™ for license-free frequencies. The new department is headed by Tal Meirzon, who, for over 10 years, has held a variety of senior positions at Gilat, including his most recent position as vice president of marketing and business development for Gilat Network Systems. Mr. Meirzon will continue to serve as Gilat Network System's vice president of business development in addition to his new position as general manager, wireless solutions.

Gilat also announced today that it has received its first Broadband Wireless Access order, from Asiainfo, an Internet Service Provider in Kyrgyzstan. Gilat will provide Asiainfo with an end to end solution which will include a Broadband Wireless Access and wireless backhaul solution. The solution will enable Asiainfo to deliver broadband wireless services for businesses and consumers throughout Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek. Asiainfo is an existing Gilat customer, that recently deployed a SkyEdge broadband satellite hub within its network.

"The markets which require broadband satellite communications often have a need for Broadband Wireless Access technology," said Amiram Levinberg, Chairman and CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. "Proxim's WiMAX expertise and product offering, coupled with our strong presence in emerging markets, wide range of satellite technologies, network planning and systems integration capabilities, underscores the synergistic value of this cooperation. The new contract with Asiainfo is an excellent example of how we can now cater to our customers' broadband wireless access and satellite communications needs through a single point of contact. We have targeted the broadband wireless market as one of Gilat’s future growth engines and are now well-positioned to provide a one stop shop for broadband wireless solutions, on a nationwide basis including rural and remote areas," he added.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT)

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