NordNet Deploys Gilat's SkyEdge II-c VSATs for High-End
Broadband-Over-Satellite Service in France
PETAH TIKVA, Israel and HEM, France, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat
Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT), a worldwide leader in
satellite networking technology, solutions and services, and France-based
NordNet, a subsidiary of France Telecom and one of Europe's largest satellite
broadband ISPs, announced today the commercial deployment of Gilat's Ka-band
VSATs in support of SES Broadband Services' (SBBS) Ka-band consumer service
"We are very excited with the service take-up so far which allows us to
provide our customers with a true alternative to low-end DSL," said Francis
Piet, CEO of NordNet. "We are proud to have made the promise of affordable,
high-end broadband services a reality for many French households and Gilat is
helping us to get there."
Gilat's award winning SkyEdge II-c "Aries" VSAT provides up to 20Mbps HTTP on
download and 2Mbps on upload, offering one of the fastest
broadband-over-satellite services currently available in France. With Aries,
French households who lack high-quality DSL services will be able to benefit
from considerably faster Internet speeds, allowing them to take full advantage
of all triple-play services.
"We are very happy to be working with NordNet as they roll out the SBBS
service in France. The Aries VSAT was designed from the bottom up to support
the stringent requirements of residential broadband – offering reliable
high-speed data rates with quick and intuitive self-installation features and
automatic service activation," said Erez Antebi, CEO at Gilat. "The strong
initial demand for the service is a testament to the growing place of
broadband-over-satellite as a viable communication resource for households."
Since 1995, NordNet provides a wide range of Internet solutions for private
and professional use. The company, a subsidiary of France Telecom, has
gradually developed its expertise in the field of Internet and integrated
solutions. For more information www.nordnet.com.
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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