Spacenet® to Launch ECSConnectTM Emergency Communications Solution During IWCE 2013 - Booth #2849


Spacenet®to Launch ECSConnectTMEmergency Communications Solution During IWCE 2013 - Booth #2849

Managed Network Services Provider Offers New Short-term Rental Solution for Affordable Satellite-based Broadband Emergency Communications.

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NAS: GILT) and a leading provider of managed network services, is showcasing its full suite of broadband communication network solutions for enterprise, government agencies, public utility and energy sectors at the annual International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE) held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 13-14, 2013.

At this year's IWCE, Spacenet is announcing an addition to its line of Emergency Communications Services (ECS). Spacenet's ECSConnect™ makes emergency broadband communication via satellite more affordable by greatly reducing upfront costs. ECSConnect offers advanced, pre-configured flyaway VSAT systems available on a short-term rental basis with weekly unlimited or per GB usage plans. This unique approach requires no capex investment and eliminates the need to purchase and maintain the satellite equipment.

"Even despite having taken the best preparedness initiatives - whether you're a government agency or a private enterprise - there are times when communications failures will simply be unavoidable and beyond your control," said Glenn Katz, Spacenet's CEO. "In today's network-dependent world, the ability to quickly restore broadband communications is crucial. Our new ECSConnect solution offers affordable emergency broadband communications and eliminates the often cost-prohibitive upfront capital expenditure. And, with the increasingly frequent severe weather events in recent years, this exciting new service ensures continuity of your operational capabilities."

Also in booth #2849, Spacenet's executives will be on-hand to discuss Spacenet's technology-neutral communication solutions that deliver cost-effective connectivity anywhere in North America. Spacenet solutions include vehicle-mounted and fly-away satcomm systems capable of deployment in minutes, fixed-mount satellite systems, as well as a wide range of terrestrial and wireless managed network services. Using solutions including BGAN, VSAT, Cable, Fiber, T1, DSL, 3G/4G or any combination of the above, Spacenet's managed network services offer built-in redundancy ensuring high availability, rapid deployment and 24 by 7 support by Spacenet's state-of-the-art Network Operations Centers (NOCs).

For more information on Spacenet's comprehensive managed network services, visit or call 866.480.2263.

About Spacenet®

Since 1981, Spacenet Inc. has designed, implemented and managed some of the largest communications networks for US-based business, industrial and government customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry leadership and innovation, and today manages communications at more than 160,000 locations for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NAS: GILT) . Visit Spacenet at

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the United States, Peru and Colombia.

With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at

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