Gilat launches 5G-ready satellite backhaul solution

Gilat Satellite Networks on Thursday announced the launch of 5G-ready satellite backhaul solution.
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Gilat said it is optimizing its SkyEdge II-c platform for 5G capacity, service and network availability targets, to deliver satellite connectivity.

The company said the enhanced SkyEdge II-c solution enables 2.5 Gbps throughput from a single forward carrier and 1 Gbps throughput from associated return channels, enabled by DVB-S2X wideband transmission in the forward direction and Gilat’s LDPC return access scheme.

The company said SkyEdge II-c solution supports modems and capabilities, including GTP acceleration, Mobile-Edge Computing (MEC) and carrier grade Layer-2 and Layer-3 with GTP acceleration.

In addition, Capricorn-PLUS, the SkyEdge II-c satellite modem’s processing engine supports new levels of users and services density with up to 100,000 PPS as well as higher throughputs and efficiencies with up to 100 Mbps throughput on the MF-TDMA return channel, said Moti Goldshtein, head of Products at Gilat.