PETAH TIKVA, Israel, June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced it was selected by one of the largest Southeast Asian telecommunication operators to provide satellite-based broadband Internet connectivity to around 2,500 schools nationwide. Adding to the tens of thousands of schools around the world already supported by Gilat's SkyEdge VSATs for broadband internet access, this project includes the deployment of two SkyEdge II HUBs and WebEnhance VSATs for the schools. The venture is part of a government sponsored eLearning initiative to bring internet connectivity to thousands of school children in an effort to reduce the communication gap in the country, fostering equal access to education in outlying areas. Gilat SkyEdge II platform will enable the schools with broadband connectivity supporting data rates of up to 2 Mbps. "Supporting some of the world's largest eLearning initiatives, we are proud to have our technology make a lasting and noticeable contribution to children's lives," said Stephane Palomba, Regional VP for Asia, Gilat. "In this project, we are leveraging Gilat's SkyEdge II platform and our innovative WebEnhance VSAT that will be used to bring broadband connectivity to the schools." Based on the innovative CacheMode technology, the WebEnhance VSATs will provide students with an enhanced user experience with accelerated web browsing. To learn more about SkyEdge II and WebEnhance, please visit www.gilat.com/SkyEdge-II. 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 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.comCertain statements made herein that are not historical are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "estimate", "project", "intend", "expect", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Gilat to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, inability to maintain market acceptance to Gilat's products, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, rapid changes in the market for Gilat's products, loss of market share and pressure on prices resulting from competition, introduction of competing products by other companies, inability to manage growth and expansion, loss of key OEM partners, inability to attract and retain qualified personnel, inability to protect the Company's proprietary technology and risks associated with Gilat's international operations and its location in Israel. For additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties associated with Gilat's business, reference is made to Gilat's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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