Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks has been awarded projects by Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (JSAT), as well as China Satcom.
The multi-million dollar JSAT project, announced last week, will support JSAT’s growth plans in mobility and fixed broadband in Japan. JSAT will use Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c, which provides a single platform for a variety of fixed and mobility services, to incorporate multiple applications over a single network. The solution also incorporates redundant primary and secondary sites necessary for critical needs, such as services for government, utilities, banks and hospitals, as well as mobility applications such as emergency response vehicles and on-the-move news and media cars.
“Our strategic partnership with JSAT is a testament to our joint commitment to enable new and improved services including disaster recovery, to address the challenges in Japan, for the benefit of the Japanese people.” said Abhay Kumar, Regional Vice President Asia and North America.
In China, Gilat will be providing the ground network for China Satcom’s ChinaSat-18 (CS-18), a Ka-band satellite that will be launched in mid-2019. Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform is already being used for ChinaSat-16 (CS-16), and the addition of CS-18 will enable China Satcom to provide nationwide coverage.
“Gilat is grateful for the long-term relationship with China Satcom and for the continued trust in our technology indicated by the expansion of Gilat’s platform for commercialization of ChinaSat-18,” said Jun Xiang, General Manager, Gilat China. “This achievement is another step in materializing Gilat’s HTS broadband strategy worldwide and further supports Gilat’s continued strategic focus on the Chinese market.”