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December 6th, 2017

Japan's KDDI Selects Gilat’s Satellite Based LTE Cellular Backhaul Solution for Nationwide LTE Network

A Japanese company has enlisted the expertise of this Middle East satellite networking company to extend reach and resilience with high speed data and high-quality voice over LTE (VoLTE) throughout Japan.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a satellite networking technology, solutions and services, company has been chosen by KDDI to use Gilat’s satellite based LTE cellular backhaul solution. KDDI has chosen Gilat’s LTE cellular backhaul solution to provide voice, data and video services at true LTE speeds and high voice quality.

Gilat’s VSATs will be installed in fixed sites as well as on deployable vehicles for emergency response — cellular on wheels (COW). The solution leverages Gilat’s patented LTE backhaul solution and leading mobility features to support continuous service for public safety, in addition to the outstanding performance provided in fixed LTE cellular sites. Hundreds of Gilat’s VSATs will be deployed in Japan nationwide.

Nobuyuki Kawai, General Manager, Global Network Engineering and Operations Center at KDDI said that they are very pleased to select Gilat’s LTE cellular backhaul over satellite solution to play a key part in KDDI’s Mobile Services mission to deliver superior customer experience in Japan, including in islands and the metro-edge and for tourists visiting national parks and mountainous areas. Gilat’s technology will be used to extend their network reach as well as a basis for our disaster recovery capabilities. During their intense evaluation, Gilat’s solution stood out with its field proven carrier grade technology and superior performance that matches KDDI’s highest standards of quality requirements.

Abhay Kumar, RVP Asia at Gilat stated that they are honored to have been selected by KDDI to support their vision of revolutionizing the lives of Japanese people and visitors to Japan, by providing superior connectivity with data and voice services over LTE (VoLTE) anytime and everywhere. They are pleased to continue to invest and offer outstanding technological innovation in the LTE domain, as MNOs throughout Asia invest strongly in LTE networks to gain new customers and increase their profitability and loyalty.

Michal Aharonov, VP Global Accounts and Telecom Services at Gilat added that KDDI’s selection of Gilat is a true testimony to their leadership in delivering LTE backhaul solutions that are comparable in cost and user-experience to terrestrial solutions. They are seeing these deployments worldwide with tier-1 MNOs and service providers, who are committed to satisfying the ever-growing demand for broadband. KDDI’s selection further validates Gilat’s vision, that LTE cellular backhauling over satellite provides affordable, high quality broadband connectivity, and solidifies Gilat as the market leader in this growing market.