Russian Post, One of the World's Largest Companies, Expands Its Gilat Broadband Satellite Network.Gilat's SkyEdge VSATs Will Serve 1,000 Additional Russian Post Russian Post (Russian: По́чта Росси́и), is the Unitary enterprise postal service of Russia. Sites to Provide Telephony and Broadband Internet See broadband. Services 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 it has been selected by Synterra, one of Russia's largest telecommunications operators, to provide a 1,000-site SkyEdge broadband satellite network for use by Russian Post.
Gilat was chosen for the second phase of Russian Post's 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. network following the successful deployment of an initial SkyEdge network which covers approximately 750 Russian Post sites. The additional sites will provide telephony services to citizens in Siberia and Russia's Far East region, as part of Russian Post's Universal Service Obligation. The VSAT network will also be used for Cyberpost, a successful Russian federal service that offers broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.
Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a to citizens in remote areas not served by terrestrial communication networks.
Arie Rozichner, Gilat's Regional Vice President for EurAsia, said, "Our ability to successfully meet Russian Post's complex communication requirements further demonstrates our expertise as one of the world's preeminent providers of rural satellite networks. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Synterra to help them meet the ambitious goals established by the Ministry of Telecommunications, Svyazinvest and other federal projects."
Gilat's SkyEdge systems are widely deployed in Russia and have been chosen for a number of very significant federal government projects throughout the country, including the Ministry of Education, Russian Post and Universal Service Obligation (USO USO: see United Service Organizations.
(UNIX Software Operation) AT&T's Unix division before it turned into USL. See Unix. ) projects. Gilat's advanced VSAT technology meets the complex requirements of major operators in Russia, bringing telephony and Internet services to citizens in the country's most remote regions.
Gilat's SkyEdge portfolio enables the delivery of high-quality voice, broadband data and video services. 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. With Gilat's comprehensive SkyEdge portfolio, service providers can choose the most suitable product for their application needs.
About Russian Post
With more than 415,000 employees, Federal State Unitary Enterprise Unitary enterprise is a form of a business in Russia and some other post-Soviet states that does not have the right of ownership to the property it uses in its operations. Russian Post is one of Russia's largest companies. The Company operates more than 42,000 post offices and provides consumers with financial and telecommunications services. Please visit Russian Post at www.russianpost.ru.
Synterra is one of Russia's leading telecommunications operators, providing a wide range of satellite, terrestrial and wireless solutions for government, enterprise and consumer markets. Please visit Synterra at www.synterra.ru.
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)
GNS Global Network Services (INMARSAT)
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GNS Global Navigation System "), which is a provider of network systems and associated professional services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. 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.
Certain statements made herein that are not historical are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and 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 (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and 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.