Gilat Launches the New Scalable SkyEdge II-c Platform for Ka and Ku-band Internet Access

Gilat Launches the New Scalable SkyEdge II-c Platform for Ka and Ku-band
Internet Access

The New Simple in Internet Connectivity Provides Operators, VNOs and ISPs the
Business Flexibility They Need to Provide Customized and Competitive Internet
Broadband Services

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite
Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking
technology, solutions and services, today announced the launch of SkyEdge
II-c, the New Simple in Internet Connectivity. SkyEdge II-c supports Ka-band
and Ku-band internet services for both consumer and enterprise applications,
including fast web browsing, video streaming, IPTV, VoIP and other
bandwidth-intensive services.

Gilat has drawn on 25 years of providing satellite ground equipment,
experience garnered from tens of thousands of Ku consumer users and its recent
successful launch of Ka products and solutions, to introduce the SkyEdge II-c
platform. SkyEdge II-c's scalable architecture enables operators to start
small and expand later as demand grows, while delivering the business
flexibility they need to provide customized and competitive Internet broadband
services.

"It's never been easier to offer your customers the right Internet service
plans and bandwidth usage levels to fit their needs," explains Hagay Katz,
Gilat's AVP, Head of VSAT Line of Business. "Our new SkyEdge II-c platform
dramatically simplifies your network operations and can now provide your ISPs
and VNOs the business flexibility to deliver customized and competitive
Internet plans and services. Compact, fully integrated, and easy to install,
SkyEdge II-c is the New Simple in Internet Connectivity."

Key Features of SkyEdge II-c Platform

The SkyEdge II-c system employs sophisticated features and capabilities that
help deliver competitive services while simplifying network operations,
including:

TotalNMS, a completely new and modern web-based network management system
provides simplified operations for small and large networks, as well as
customized capabilities for Service Providers, ISPs and VNOs;

Fair Use System (FUS) delivers flexible and competitive Service Level
Agreements (SLAs) including configurable usage plans per network and per ISP,
free time zones allowing plan hour exclusion, top-up options with automatic
redirection to walled gardens, fair allocation of bandwidth based on network
congestion, customer priority and usage profile, and more;

ISP Management Interface supports wholesale service models, machine to machine
and secure GUI interface to define SLAs (MIR/CIR), monitor VSAT status, and
support service activation and provisioning allowing them autonomous business
operations. An advanced usage-based billing system enables billing as per ISP
requirements;

Multi-tiered Acceleration and Compression enables fast web surfing and
application response using TCP Acceleration, Unique HTTP acceleration (DNS
Caching, Pre-fetching, Compression & Optimization), Payload and IP Header
compression;

Rich IPv6 Stack with comprehensive feature set and IP routers provides
advanced, comprehensive support for IPv6;

Do-It-Yourself Ka VSAT Installation saves installation costs and eliminates
on-going operations complexity;

New, Self-installable Compact Hub enables rapid assembly and installation with
a competitive entry price that allows customers to start small with a lower
initial investment and scale as needed;

Enhanced System Security provides secure service to the service provider and
to end-users with over-the-air HW-based AES-256 encryption. The system also
employs X.509 terminal authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA).

To learn more about SkyEdge II-c, the New Simple in Internet Connectivity,
please join us for one of the following events:

Free Live Webinar

To learn more about SkyEdge II-c, please join us for a free live Webinar on
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:00 am GMT entitled: "Introducing SkyEdge II-c
The New Simple in Internet Connectivity." To register, please contact us here:

http://www.gilat.com/the-new-simple-in-internet-connectivity

Meet Us Satellite 2013

Or join us in person at Satellite 2013, booth #6057 for a live look of SkyEdge
II-c. To set a meeting with one of our product experts, please contact us
here:

http://www.gilat.com/satellite-2013-conference-and-exhibition

About Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.

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 mobileSOTM (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
www.gilat.com

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CONTACT: David Leichner
         Gilat Satellite Networks, LTD.
         +1 516 478 9697
         davidle@gilat.com

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