Costa Rica's National Telco Selects Gilat's SkyEdge Broadband Satellite Network.VSAT (Very Small Aperture satellite Terminal) A small earth station for satellite transmission that handles up to 56 Kbits/sec of digital transmission. VSATs that handle the T1 data rate (up to 1.544 Mbits/sec) are called "TSATs. Platform Will Bring Reliable Telephony and Wireless Internet Access See how to access the Internet. to Rural Citizens
PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- Gilat Satellite Networks Gilat Satellite Networks is a publicly-traded Israeli company (NASDAQ: GILT. TASE) Gilat designs, develops and markets satellite and hybrid networking products, services and solutions to operators in 85 countries. Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) today announced that it has been selected by Costa Rica's national telecommunications operator Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad ICE is the national electricity monopoly in Costa Rica being the largest company in the country. Group of companies
Sector Electricidad - ICE
Is the electricity branch of Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad ICE (ICE), to provide a Gilat SkyEdge broadband satellite communications network The transmission channels interconnecting all client and server stations as well as all supporting hardware and software. that will serve end users throughout Costa Rica Costa Rica (kŏs`tə rē`kə), officially Republic of Costa Rica, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,016,000), 19,575 sq mi (50,700 sq km), Central America. .
ICE will use the new VSAT network to expand its programs to provide toll-quality telephony to rural citizens, meeting its Universal Service Obligations. The network will also provide satellite backhaul for wireless Internet access to those citizens. Using this mix enables the service provider to benefit from the advantages of each technology - satellite's nationwide reach and wireless' cost-effective, "last mile" access.
ICE is a long-standing Gilat customer, having deployed Gilat VSAT networks nationwide since 2005.
"After evaluating competing VSAT offerings, we determined that Gilat's SkyEdge has the high performance and compelling economics that make it ideally suited to expand telephony and Internet access to all our rural communities," said ICE Ing. Edgar Hernandez Edgar Hernandez could be a number of people including:
Russell Ribeiro, Gilat Network Systems' Regional Vice President, Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. , said, "Continuing our relationship with ICE helps us bring the most efficient, dependable communications systems to the citizens of Costa Rica. We are proud to once again demonstrate our ability to meet the critical voice and data connectivity requirements of the world's rural communities."
Gilat's SkyEdge is a satellite communications system that delivers high-quality voice, broadband data and video services over a powerful unified system. SkyEdge represents Gilat's extensive knowledge base and field-proven product offering, acquired through two decades of experience. SkyEdge's flexible architecture and efficient space segment utilization make it an ideal platform for operators and service providers.
About Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE):
Costa Rica's national telecommunications operator, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, (ICE), offers fixed and mobile telephony as well as data/Internet communications. ICE is a government entity that has distinguished itself in Central America as a leader in the development and implementation of new technologies. It offers a wide variety of services in Costa Rica and has several technological platforms that allow it to diversify the service options for its customers, both residential and corporate. For more information visit www.grupoice.com.
About Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based communications networks. The Company operates under three business units: (i) Gilat Network Systems Gilat Network Systems, a business unit of Gilat Satellite Networks of Israel, provides satellite networks and professional services, including turnkey solutions and outsourcing, to operators worldwide. Its main offering is the SkyEdge VSAT satellite communications system. ("GNS GNS GEOnet Names Server (NIMA)
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GNS Global Navigation System "), which is a provider of network systems and associated professional services to service providers and operators worldwide; (ii) Spacenet Inc., which provides managed services in North America for businesses and governments through its Connexstar service brand and for consumers through its StarBand service brand; (iii) Spacenet Rural Communications Spacenet Rural Communications is a Gilat Satellite Networks business unit providing rural Internet and telephony services primarily in Latin America. , which offers rural telephony and Internet access solutions to remote areas primarily in Latin America.
Gilat was founded in 1987 and has shipped over 670,000 Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) to more than 85 countries across six continents. Gilat's headquarters is located in Petah Tikva, Israel. The Company has 16 sales and service offices worldwide. Gilat markets the SkyEdge [TM] and SkyEdge II Product Family which includes the SkyEdge Pro, SkyEdge IP, SkyEdge Call, SkyEdge DVB-RCS DVB-RCS Digital Video Broadcasting - Return Channel Via Satellite and SkyEdge Gateway. In addition, the Company markets numerous other legacy products.
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