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.