12 March 2014: Inmarsat has selected Gilat Satellite Networks as a Global Xpress (GX) services partner for new fixed land-based VSAT opportunities.
The companies will work closely together to identify where Gilat’s technical offering can drive uptake of GX.
Gilat, a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications, will provide a suite of fixed GX land terminals and related network management resources which will be made available to Value Added Resellers.
Inmarsat’s fleet of three GX satellites – the Inmarsat-5 constellation – is on schedule to achieve full global coverage by the end of 2014.
The game-changing Ka-band network will offer unprecedented, globally available, high-speed broadband data services.
“Gilat’s leadership in Ka-band satellite technology, coupled with their outstanding brand presence in the enterprise land market, makes them an important partner in addressing these additional opportunities,” said Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat.
“Gilat’s unique solution was customised especially for these new service opportunities and draws on their broad experience in fulfilling the unique requirements of land enterprise customers.”
Erez Antebi, Gilat’s CEO, said: “We are proud to be part of this important alliance, and regard the Global Xpress initiative as a strong advocator of Gilat’s strategic investment in Ka-band, the next generation in satellite communications.”
“This project allowed us to bring together two of Gilat’s centres of excellence – our advancements and innovation in Ka-band VSAT technology, and our dedicated service and product quality for the enterprise market.”