03 May 2023
Gilat Satellite Networks announced that Intelsat is strengthening its strategic partnership and expanding its in-flight connectivity (IFC) and cellular backhaul capabilities with significant multimillion-dollar orders for Gilat’s multi-service platforms and terminals.
Gilat’s platforms will be used to empower Intelsat with augmented capacity in Africa, North America, Latin America, and Europe to serve additional aircraft and provide an enhanced user experience to passengers. It will also be used to enable Intelsat to support the expansion of managed services with mobile network operators (MNOs), providing additional coverage for satellite-based cellular backhauling.
“Thanks to Gilat, we’re able to smoothly increase network capacity over multiple satellites, including IS-40e, IS-46, and E10B, to address the growing bandwidth demands for IFC, cellular backhaul and other applications in the Western Hemisphere, Africa, and Europe. Gilat’s platforms continue to distinguish themselves as an operationally proven system that allows Intelsat to streamline IFC and cellular backhaul service fulfilment all over the world,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, SVP global sales, network and media, Intelsat.
“We’re proud to be able to work with Intelsat to deliver reliable, high-performance connectivity that helps them meet the growing demand for managed services capacity in multiple markets. We value our close partnership with Intelsat and are pleased to take part in this endeavor to further expand their IFC and cellular backhaul network capabilities with Gilat’s multi-service platforms,” said Amir Yafe, VP of mobility & global accounts, Gilat.