Gilat Demonstrates Exceptional Maritime Connectivity Over Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO Satellite

- February 6th, 2019

Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ:GILT) announced on Wednesday that it has completed a successful test and has demonstrated exceptional maritime communication over Telesat’s Phase 1 Leo Satellite. As quoted in the press release: This industry-first milestone exemplified exceptionally low latency and high bit-rate essential for multiple maritime applications. The remarkable performance with latency as low as … Continued

Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ:GILT) announced on Wednesday that it has completed a successful test and has demonstrated exceptional maritime communication over Telesat’s Phase 1 Leo Satellite.

As quoted in the press release:

This industry-first milestone exemplified exceptionally low latency and high bit-rate essential for multiple maritime applications.

The remarkable performance with latency as low as 16 msec was achieved in the tier-1 maritime service provider’s teleport in Northern Europe. The test was performed with Gilat’s LEO modem and a one-meter small maritime Ka-band antenna, demonstrating direct real-time communication. Outstanding performance was achieved in testing video conferencing, over-the-top (OTT) video such as YouTube and massive data communication on a symmetric link.

“Telesat is pleased to be collaborating with innovative companies such as Gilat that recognize the potential of Telesat’s LEO system to transform the maritime broadband communication experience, delivering very high bit-rate services for large leisure vessels and supporting applications with critical latency requirements,” said Michel Forest, Director of Engineering, Telesat. “This demonstration confirms that Telesat’s state-of-the-art LEO architecture delivers on tier-1 maritime service provider’s requirements and opens the door for latency sensitive and high bit rate applications.”

“Gilat is proud to demonstrate outstanding results for next generation maritime communication over Telesat’s phase 1 LEO Satellite,” said Amir Yafe, Head of Global Accounts at Gilat. “This maritime test further strengthens Gilat’s strategic partnership with Telesat and follows the recent collaboration on the industry’s first inflight communication over LEO satellite.”

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