Gilat's VSATs Selected by Bharti and Tata's Nelco for India's Ministry of Finance National ATM Initiative

Gilat's VSATs Selected by Bharti and Tata's Nelco for India's Ministry of
Finance National ATM Initiative

- Expected to Provide Up to 30,000 ATM Sites With Secured Broadband
Satellite-Based Communications -

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Feb. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks
Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology,
solutions and services, today announced it has been selected by Nelco Ltd., a
division of the TATA Group, and Bharti Airtel Ltd., to provide secured
satellite-based communications as the primary mode of connectivity for up to
30,000 ATM sites across India.

The contract is part of India's Ministry of Finance ATM initiative aimed at
making financial services accessible to a greater audience across India,
regardless of income, with the deployment of thousands of new ATM sites

Under the agreement, Gilat will provide the VSATs to the selected service
providers who will deploy the first 15,000 SkyEdge satellite broadband
terminals in 2013, with expected growth of up to 30,000 sites by middle of

"With over 100,000 satellite terminals in operation across India today through
various licensed service providers, Gilat is a veteran provider of satellite
broadband communications in the country, and a leading provider of VSAT
solutions for the local banking and finance industry," said Stephane Palomba,
Regional VP of Asia, Gilat Satellite Networks. "Our SkyEdge solution has
gained the local market's vote of confidence for offering uncontended
reliability, security and cost efficiency – all of which are critical
components of a robust banking infrastructure. We look forward to working with
Bharti and Nelco on this high profile initiative.

Gilat's unique 'embedded Dual IPsec' functionality enables simultaneous
processing over two 'end-to-end' IPsec tunnels allowing for the automatic
switching of transaction data to disaster recovery sites, without any need for
external equipment and without additional capital expense.

About Nelco

Nelco Ltd. (a Tata enterprise), a part of the US$83Bn Tata Group, started in
1940 as a revolutionary electronics company. It has many firsts to its name
and has today reinvented itself from the ground up. Nelco has aligned its
businesses and set for itself new goals. Nelco is focused on helping its
enterprise and government customers unlock potential by offering solutions in
the areas of Integrated Security & Surveillance, VSAT connectivity (Tatanet
VSAT), Managed Services, Satcom Projects and Meteorological Solutions. For
more information, please visit

About Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with
operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi,
India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally
in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G,
3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed
DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national &
international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the
geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti
Airtel had over 264 million customers across its operations at the end of
October 2012. To know more please visit,

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT) is a leading provider
of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat
develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment
equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band
market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move)
solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power
amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based
services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the
United States, Peru and Colombia.

With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more
than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and
operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions,
including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural
communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security
and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical
communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's
high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at

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CONTACT: David Leichner
         Gilat Satellite Networks
         +1 516 478 9697

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