Profile: Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (GILT.O)
16 Nov 2018
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., incorporated on June 28, 1987, is a provider of satellite-based broadband communications. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial, Mobility and Services divisions. The Company designs and manufactures satellite ground segment and networking communications equipment, which it sells to its customers either as network components (modems, Block Up converters (BUCs), antennas) or as complete network solutions (which include hubs and related terminals and services) or turnkey projects. The equipment that the Company develops includes commercial Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) systems, defense and homeland security satellite communications systems, solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs), BUCs, low-profile antennas, on-the-Move/on-the-Pause terminals and modems. The Company's equipment is used by satellite operators, service providers, telecommunications operators, system integrators, government and defense organizations, large corporations and enterprises. It sells and distributes products, and provides services internationally, in Latin America, Asia, Asia Pacific, North America, Africa and Europe. In particular, the Company provides connectivity services, Internet access and telephony, to enterprise, government and residential customers in Peru and Colombia over its own networks, built using both its equipment and equipment purchased from other manufacturers in various technologies. It also provides Network Operation Centers (NOC) operations and hub services, such as in Australia.
The Commercial Division provides advanced fixed satellite networks, satellite communication systems, small cell solutions and associated professional services, and turnkey solutions. The Commercial division's customers are service providers, satellite operators, mobile network operators, telecommunication companies and large enterprises around the world. It also supports satellite networking through professional services, training and a full range of turnkey solutions and outsourced network operations, including Build-Operate-Transfer for networking facilities. Its SkyEdge product family includes the SkyEdge II and SkyEdge II-c products. The SkyEdge II-c platform supports four VSAT types: Scorpio, Gemini, Capricorn and Taurus. Its CellEdge is an integrated small cell over satellite solution for cellular connectivity to remote areas on second generation (2G)/third generation (3G)/fourth generation (4G) networks. It also provides outsourced operations, such as VSAT installation, service commissioning and hub operations; proactive troubleshooting, such as periodic network analysis, to identify symptoms in advance, and training and certification to ensure customers and local installers are proficient in VSAT operation.
The Mobility division provides airborne, maritime and ground-mobile satellite systems and solutions. The division's customers are, service providers, system integrators, defense and homeland security organizations, as well as other commercial entities around the world. The division provides solutions on land, sea and air, while placing focus on the high-growth market of commercial In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). In addition, the division includes the operations of Wavestream, whose sales are primarily to IFC integrators, as well as defense integrators. Its RaySat series consists of low-profile, in-motion, two-way antennas for satellite communication on the move. Its RaySat products operate in Ku, Ka and X bands and are ideal for both civilian and military satellite communication on the move applications, such as military, digital satellite news gathering, first responders, and search and exploration teams. Its products include RaySat SR300, RaySat ER5000, RaySat ER7000, RaySat ER6000, and Electronically-Steered-Array, Phased-Array Antenna. The Company, through Wavestream, designs and manufactures next generation solid-state power amplifiers for mission-critical defense and broadcast satellite communications systems.
The Company offers fully integrated solutions based on its own technology and components. It provides an integrated quick-deploy mobile Satellite Communication solution for net-centric emergency and battle situations. It offers both commercial and military manpack terminals, named SatRanger and SatTrooper, respectively.
The Services division provides managed network and services for rural broadband access through the Company's subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia. The Company's connectivity solutions have been implemented in large and national scale projects. The divisions terrestrial and satellite networks provide Internet and telephony services to rural communities and schools. The Company's turnkey solutions start with supplying network infrastructure and include full network support and maintenance, as well as support for applications that run on the installed network. Its services include operating public phones (primarily utilizing prepaid cards) and providing broadband services to public entities, such as schools, health centers and police stations. It also provides satellite telecommunication equipment to local operators and to governmental entities, such as the Ministry of Education.
The Company competes with Hughes Network Systems, LLC, ViaSat Inc., iDirect Technologies, Newtec Cy N.V., General Dynamics, Cobham, Orbit Communication Systems, Qest Quantum Electronic Systems GmbH, L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., Tecom Industries, Inc., Thinkom Solutions, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., CPI Satcom, General Dynamics Satcom Technologies, Paradise Datacom, Mission Microwave Technologies, ERA, Panasonic, Wiworld, Tracstar, Telefonica del Peru, Axesat S.A., Skynet Colombia S.A. and Speedcast.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd
21 Yegia Kapayim St., Kiryat Ary
PETAH TIKVA 49130