Eutelsat Communications today announced it has selected Gilat Satellite Networks to power a range of new broadband solutions in Western Russia to launch commercially in July.
Eutelsat said it has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c hub with X-Architecture, and its SkyEdge II-c small user terminals, to deliver broadband services across Western Russia using the new Express AMU1/EUTELSAT 36C satellite. The hub will be installed at the Dubna satellite centre operated by RSCC, near Moscow.
“Our deployment of Gilat technology is a new milestone taking us closer to the commercial launch of services in July. In working with Gilat we are putting in place a key component of a high-performance broadband infrastructure that will deliver high-quality connectivity,” said Kirill Yanchenko, general director of the Eutelsat Networks company that will market services in Russia.
“We are proud to win Eutelsat’s trust in a head-to-head competition with the world’s top satellite broadband network providers. By working together with Eutelsat in Russia, our market position is greatly enhanced,” said Ron Levin, director of strategic accounts at Gilat Satellite Networks. “The agreement further validates our multi-application, one platform X-Architecture as the most advanced baseband system for HTS,” Levin continued.
The satellite’s High Throughput payload comprises 18 Ka-band beams delivering continuous coverage of Western Russia, from the Arctic coastline to the Caspian Sea.