Gilat Satellite wins disaster response contract in Japan

Gilat Satellite Networks has won a contract from the Local Authorities Satellite Communication (LASCOM), the Japanese government agency, for the delivery of the disaster response platform to Japan’s 47 prefectures.
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Gilat in partnership with JSAT will ensure essential communication services for the people of Japan in case of disaster, a statement from Gilat Satellite Networks said.

Gilat’s multi-service platform, SkyEdge II-c, and its modems will support LASCOM to offer reliability and breadth of services during disaster. Gilat’s engineers will deploy redundant hubs in two different locations and thousands of VSATs throughout all of Japan’s regions.

“As Japan is prone to earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters, the selection of Gilat for such a critical network is a great tribute and proof of the resilience of Gilat’s network to deliver reliable high throughput services in cases of emergency,” Abhay Kumar, regional vice president Asia and North America for Gilat, said.