Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), has announced that Intelsat completed a strategic selection process and placed a significant initial order for Gilat’s new SkyEdge IV platform, which will be used for its latest high throughput satellite, Intelsat IS-40e, designed to augment inflight connectivity and mobile backhaul services over North America.
SkyEdge IV is Gilat’s next generation platform designed to operate with new, adaptable very high throughput satellites (VHTS) to provide end-users the required capacity where and when needed. SkyEdge IV ensures unified operation with standard interfaces for network orchestration and seamless integration between the space and ground segments. Gilat’s Elastix-TotalNMS will support Intelsat’s current and future satellites to orchestrate network management of a unified network.
“Through our collaborative work with Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform on IS-40e, Intelsat will expand the capacity of our network serving North America,” said Carmel Ortiz, Vice President of Systems Innovation at Intelsat, “Its standards-based interfaces enable seamless integration with Intelsat’s unified space and ground network, thereby elevating the service levels for thousands of aircraft and leading mobile network operators across North America.”
“We are honored that our valued partner, Intelsat, made a strategic decision to adopt Gilat’s next generation SkyEdge IV platform. The SkyEdge IV platform, VSATs, and network management system are optimized to support both current HTS and future very high throughput software-defined satellites and thus meet Intelsat’s demanding needs,” said Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat. “Gilat’s SkyEdge IV is a multi-orbit, multi-service platform built to lead the SATCOM industry’s next generation, known as the Elastix Era, supporting cloud infrastructure, an Elastix-Access Scheme, and working in harmony with software-defined satellites.”