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Altice Portugal selects Gilat to support backhauling to critical communications

(8 March 2018 - Gilat Satellite Networks) Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that Altice Portugal selected Gilat’s multi-application SkyEdge II-c platform to provide satellite backhauling for critical communications.

Gilat’s VSATs will be deployed to back up Altice Portugal critical communications infrastructure covering most of the country.

“We are pleased with the selection of Gilat’s technology that was chosen after conclusion of a successful field trial,” said Frederico Vaz, Technology Director at Altice Portugal, “Gilat’s technology demonstrated high quality and redundancy as well as low jitter and latency.”

“We are proud to provide the satellite backhaul to meet Altice Portugal needs,” said Yair Maor, General Manager Europe at Gilat. “The deployment at Altice Portugal will demonstrate yet again that Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c is a truly multi-application high performance and cost effective platform, which has been deployed worldwide for a variety of demanding communication needs that are all served from a single platform.”

About Altice Portugal

Founded in 2001 by entrepreneur Patrick Drahi, Altice is a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising. Altice delivers innovative, customer-centric products and solutions that connect and unlock the limitless potential of its over 50 million customers over fiber networks and mobile broadband. The company enables millions of people to live out their passions by providing original content, highly-quality and compelling TV shows, and international, national and local news channels. Altice delivers live broadcast premium sports events and enables millions of customers to enjoy the most well-known media and entertainment. Altice innovates with technology in its Altice labs across the world. Altice links leading brands to audiences through premium advertising solutions. Altice is also a global provider of enterprise digital solutions to millions of business customers. Altice is present in 10 territories from New York to Paris, from Tel Aviv to Lisbon, from Santo Domingo to Geneva, from Amsterdam to Dallas. Altice (ATC & ATCB) is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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.