Spacenet® to Launch ECSConnectTM Emergency Communications Solution During IWCE 2013 – Booth #2849

  Spacenet® to Launch ECSConnectTM Emergency Communications Solution During
  IWCE 2013 – Booth #2849

 Managed Network Services Provider Offers New Short-term Rental Solution for
        Affordable Satellite-based Broadband Emergency Communications.

IWCE 2013 Booth #2849

Business Wire

MCLEAN, Va. -- March 7, 2013

Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
(Nasdaq: GILT) and a leading provider of managed network services, is
showcasing its full suite of broadband communication network solutions for
enterprise, government agencies, public utility and energy sectors at the
annual International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE) held at the Las Vegas
Convention Center on March 13-14, 2013.

At this year’s IWCE, Spacenet is announcing an addition to its line of
Emergency Communications Services (ECS). Spacenet’s ECSConnect™ makes
emergency broadband communication via satellite more affordable by greatly
reducing upfront costs. ECSConnect offers advanced, pre-configured flyaway
VSAT systems available on a short-term rental basis with weekly unlimited or
per GB usage plans. This unique approach requires no capex investment and
eliminates the need to purchase and maintain the satellite equipment.

“Even despite having taken the best preparedness initiatives –whether you’re
a government agency or a private enterprise – there are times when
communications failures will simply be unavoidable and beyond your control,”
said Glenn Katz, Spacenet’s CEO. “In today’s network-dependent world, the
ability to quickly restore broadband communications is crucial. Our new
ECSConnect solution offers affordable emergency broadband communications and
eliminates the often cost-prohibitive upfront capital expenditure. And, with
the increasingly frequent severe weather events in recent years, this exciting
new service ensures continuity of your operational capabilities.”

Also in booth #2849, Spacenet’s executives will be on-hand to discuss
Spacenet’s technology-neutral communication solutions that deliver
cost-effective connectivity anywhere in North America. Spacenet solutions
include vehicle-mounted and fly-away satcomm systems capable of deployment in
minutes, fixed-mount satellite systems, as well as a wide range of terrestrial
and wireless managed network services. Using solutions including BGAN, VSAT,
Cable, Fiber, T1, DSL, 3G/4G or any combination of the above, Spacenet’s
managed network services offer built-in redundancy ensuring high availability,
rapid deployment and 24 by 7 support by Spacenet’s state-of-the-art Network
Operations Centers (NOCs).

For more information on Spacenet’s comprehensive managed network services,
visit or call 866.480.2263.

About Spacenet^®

Since 1981, Spacenet Inc. has designed, implemented and managed some of the
largest communications networks for US-based business, industrial and
government customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry
leadership and innovation, and today manages communications at more than
160,000 locations for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major
government agencies.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT). Visit Spacenet at

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, 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


Spacenet Inc.
Rosemary Blum, 703-245-6415
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