Gilat Satcom (www.gilat.net), a leading communication solutions provider offering satellite and fibre-based connectivity solutions throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST), a full service satellite solutions company and Tier 1 provider of all MSS airtime and hardware, have jointly announced they have been awarded a 36 months procurement contract by the Israeli Government covering all MSS services on both Inmarsat and Iridium networks. This contract covers IP and handheld services and leverages the value adds and solutions supplied by both Gilat Satcom and AST in the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry.
“Assured delivery of MSS IP (specifically BGAN) traffic from AST, key solutions such as DigiGone and Gilat Satcom’s vast knowledge and capability in serving the Israeli Government were key factors in the choice of the Gilat Satcom/AST partnership” stated Ami Schneider, Vice President Mobile Satellite and Voice Services at Gilat Satcom "We are committed to provide our customers with the most advanced communications services during routine and emergency times ".
Mark Sykes, Director of AST commented; “AST is delighted to be partnered with Gilat Satcom in serving a leading Government customer. Our continued investment in Value Added Services, solutions and infrastructure is developed precisely to support partnerships and customers like this”.