Gilat Successfully Demonstrated Maximum 4G Handheld Device Performance Over Satellite at Tier-One Operator in Asia


Ultra-Fast Accelerated and Encrypted Performance Over 4G/LTE Network Achieved With Capricorn 200Mbps TDMA VSAT



PETAH TIKVA, Israel - Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that its SkyEdge II-c Capricorn VSAT delivered accelerated and encrypted data at the full performance potential of 4G handheld devices. The tests were performed over an LTE network at a tier-one operator in Asia.



Gilat's 200Mbps Capricorn demonstrated an outstanding sustainable speed in a single-session FTP download, reaching the handheld device maximum performance of 100Mbps. The demonstration took place over an LTE network based on the technologies of different leading equipment providers.



The end-to-end test, proved the capability of Gilat's patent-pending acceleration technology to overcome both satellite delay and device limitations. Successful acceleration and encryption enabled delivery of data, via satellite, at speeds previously associated only with

terrestrial networks.



"Our 200Mbps Capricorn VSAT solution, which combines 4G data acceleration and encryption over GTP, is an important industry milestone," announced Erez Antebi, Gilat's CEO. "In the trial, we successfully demonstrated our ability to overcome the satellite delay and proved that LTE handheld devices can reach their maximum potential speed."



SkyEdge II-c Capricorn is a leading industry TDMA VSAT, ideal for demanding high-end applications such as 4G/LTE cellular backhaul. The very high peak-to-average ratio of LTE networks is a perfect fit for bandwidth sharing, reducing operational costs while maintaining an excellent user experience. In addition, Capricorn has advanced GTP acceleration, application-based quality of service and over-the-air AES-256 encryption for security and privacy, which complies with cellular network technology standards.



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 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.



Contact:

Gilat Satellite Networks

Joelle Inowlocki

JoelleI@gilat.com


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