SkyEdge II-c Plaform Over Ka-band E3b Satellite "Operating Perfectly" According to the CEO of JCP/President of BRASTRADING
PETAH TIKVA, Israel – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that the SkyEdge II-c High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Multi-Spot Beam network previously announced on December 22, 2014, went live successfully at JCP, the Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary of Florida-based BRASTRADING, Inc. With its new network, JCP is making Ka-band broadband services available to consumers, enterprise, and the maritime and aviation
"Our VSAT platform is live, serving our initial customers over our KA band service package on the EUTELSAT E3b satellite and is operating perfectly," announced Wagner Moura, CEO of JCP and President of BRASTRADING, Inc. "We believe there is a large opportunity for Ka-band in Latin America, to extend Wi-Fi, LTE over IP, and for content distribution. A major operator recently spent $2 billion to connect one million people via a fiber optic network. By using our satellite network, they could connect the next million people, at one third the price and in a fraction of the time."
JCP is the Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary of Florida-based BRASTRADING, Inc. BRASTRADING is an engineering and infrastructure company providing telecommunications services and equipment to diverse entities around the world. BRASTRADING is the exclusive leaseholder of the Eutelsat E3B KA bandwidth service package, extending KA coverage to all of Brazil. With more than 17 years of experience in strategic distribution services, BRASTRADING's understanding of world markets is unparalleled. Whether dealing with companies in South America, Europe, Asia, the United States or anywhere else on the globe, BRASTRADING is leader in the supply chain industry.
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 Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 90 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.
Gilat is a company under the control of the FIMI Private Equity Funds.
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