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Telefonica Global Solutions (TGS) selects Gilat to equip strategic teleport in Arica, Chile

(11 May 2021 - Gilat) Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that it was selected by Telefonica Global Solutions (TGS) to equip the strategic teleport in Arica, Chile.

The Arica teleport is located under gateway beams of multiple satellites with coverage over several countries in the region. Gilat’s platform is designed to support social inclusion with rural Internet for schools and to provide significant potential for business opportunities for broadband access and cellular backhaul throughout Latin America.

Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform provides a significant advantage in Latin America, due to the local team presence and expertise, thus accelerating time to market and reducing risk. Gilat was able to answer TGS’ requirements for urgent shipment and on-time delivery, overcoming difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Gilat is a long-time regional player and supplier of TGS and we are pleased with their professional and efficient processes enabling fast delivery under challenging conditions,” said Gustavo Arditti, Satellite Business Unit Director at TGS.

“This deal demonstrates Gilat’s commitment and ability to support Telefonica’s teams of excellence worldwide to tackle their global requirements,” said Michal Aharonov, Senior Vice President Global Broadband Networks at Gilat. “We are excited about the massive joint regional business opportunities with TGS by investing in this strategic location and developing a long-term business relationship with TGS.”

About Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS)

Telefónica Global solutions (TGS) delivers world-class international services and platforms to multinational companies, wholesale carriers, fixed and mobile operators, OTTs, service providers and aggregators. Offering a global footprint, with particularly strong presence in Europe and Latin America, we provide our customers with high quality connectivity, digital platforms and a wide range of innovative solutions. Our global service portfolio includes Voice & UCC, Networking, Mobile, Satellite, Cloud, Security and IoT & Big Data. TGS is owned by Telefonica.

About Telefonica

Telefónica is one the largest telecommunications service providers in the world. The company offers fixed and mobile connectivity as well as a wide range of digital services for residential and business customers. With 344 million customers, Telefónica operates in Europe and Latin America. Telefónica is a 100% listed company and its shares are traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in New York and Lima.

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).

Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds.