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Intelsat, Gilat Add 4G Broadband Solution to Mobile Reach Solar Offering – Business Wire (press release)

Intelsat, Gilat Add 4G Broadband Solution to Mobile Reach Solar Offering – Business Wire (press release)

LUXEMBOURG & PETAH TIKVA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized
Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Gilat Satellite
Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite
networking technology, solutions and services, announced today the
availability of a joint managed services solution. The offering to
mobile network operators (MNOs) consists of a simple solution that adds
4G broadband infrastructure to their networks.

IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 4G provides an additional end-to-end
managed solution for MNOs who want to upgrade existing Mobile Reach
Solar 3G service or expand service footprints into regions where
traditional terrestrial network buildouts are uneconomical due to
reliability of infrastructure or geographic considerations. The turnkey,
solar-powered kit, similar to the Mobile Reach Solar 3G solution
announced earlier this year, bundles connectivity provided by Intelsat’s
Globalized Network with Gilat’s industry proven VSAT system for small
cell and cellular backhaul. The combination provides everything an MNO
needs to deliver 4G service, including power supply, mono-pole, and all
satellite and cellular equipment.

The Mobile Reach Solar 4G small cell over satellite solution will help
MNOs satisfy growing demand for advanced cellular services in Africa,
the world’s fastest growing mobile phone market. The ability to expand
4G coverage to more people is amplified by the higher power and greater
efficiency delivered by the Intelsat EpicNG platform and
Gilat’s efficient high performance small cell and VSAT. The broader
availability of more robust Internet services will create more expansion
opportunities for enterprises and small businesses that rely on the
advanced applications supported by more robust Internet connectivity,
and this, in turn, will deliver additional socio-economic benefits for
all citizens.

“The introduction of IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 4G is another
example of where Intelsat EpicNG is providing critical
broadband infrastructure for the deployment of wireless connectivity,”
said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Vice President and General
Manager, Broadband. “Intelsat’s Globalized Network has supported 2G and
3G services for decades, and now our network can accelerate the adoption
of 4G. The all-digital, high performance Intelsat EpicNG
platform allows new innovation, unlocking new and faster growing
applications for our customers.”

“We are pleased to join Intelsat in offering the mobile market a
comprehensive broadband solution that includes our SDR (Software Defined
Radio) small cell supporting both 3G and 4G service. The small cell is
optimized to deliver the best results with our high performance VSAT,
while keeping costs low and providing an excellent user experience,”
said Ron Levin, VP Global Accounts at Gilat. “Mobile Reach Solar 4G
enables MNOs to allocate resources where they are needed most, whether
they want to expand their network’s reach or improve the performance and
quality of service for current subscribers.”

Intelsat will be exhibiting at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town 7-9 November
at booth number D60 and Gilat at booth C112a.

Supporting Resources:

About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network,
delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services
anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the
world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure,
managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable
customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network
services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people
worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity,
multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and
seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one
that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries
and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading
global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30
years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground
segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end
services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value
competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT
network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move
antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA)
and Block Upconverters (BUC).

Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a
full portfolio of products to address key applications including
broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity,
maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most
stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are
the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com

Certain 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. We undertake no
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any
reason. 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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