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Gilat Satcom Reinforces Its Satellite Activities in Africa

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August 18, 2010

Gilat Satcom Reinforces Its Satellite Activities in Africa

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor


Gilat Satcom is a well known provider of fixed and mobile satellite communication services. These services deliver superior communication solutions to customers operating outside the limit of conventional telecommunications. Recently, the company announced that it is reinforcing its activities all through Africa.


Gilat Satcom Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) is widely accepted in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. The company claims to be the market topper for Fixed Satellite Services (FSS). It is able to offer backbone internet connectivity in more than 25 countries in Africa. The company notices a rising demand for its mobile satellite products and services in Africa and is now intensifying its operations.

In a release, Ami Schneider who is the Director of the MSS Department said that “Our decision was taken in the wake of our successes over many years in the civilian and military markets. We see a strong demand in Africa. Gilat Satcom is already building an impressive distribution network throughout the continent. We have extensive experience delivering creative MSS solutions to address unusual requirements.”

Gilat Satcom MSS is planning to promote two lines of products. The first line is intended to offer various voice and data solutions over the Iridium (News - Alert) satellite network. The second line is able to offer a host of solutions for voice and data on broadband over the Inmarsat satellite network. Apart from that, the company is going to promote MSS applications for sea, land, and air communications. This includes a new application for airplane communications management and another for fleet management. With Gilat Satcom, the customers are able to make use of competitive pricing and exclusive abilities to address their unusual mobile communication requirements. Moreover, its professional customer service team offers 24/7 technical support to its customers.

The company provides a full range of voice, data and Internet telecommunication services with the help of VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal), fiber optic, and various other fixed and mobile technologies. It maintains more than 3,000 VSAT sites and hundreds of portable modems and handsets for broadband Internet and other voice and data services for renowned organizations.


Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda

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