Gilat wins $5 million order from Global Eagle Entertainment

Gilat Satellite Networks subsidiary Wavestream has received an order from Global Eagle Entertainment for approximately $5 million for its Ku-band 25W High-Power Transceiver (HPT) in support of In-flight connectivity (IFC).

The Wavestream HPT is line fit for Boeing 737 aircraft. Global Eagle, which delivers media content and seamless connectivity solutions to aircraft, ships and ground stations, selected the Wavestream (Inflight Connectivity) IFC transceiver.

Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager, said: “This order reaffirms the position that Wavestream has in this market segment with this high-quality transceiver that has logged over 20 million flight hours.”

Wavestream is a long-time partner of Global Eagle and a high-power transceiver supplier for inflight entertainment content, connectivity and digital media solutions,” said Mike Pigott, SVP Connectivity, Global Eagle.