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Spacenet Expands Reach with New Connexstar International Satellite Services

Thursday, January 1, 2009  
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Spacenet Expands Reach with New Connexstar International Satellite Services for US-Based Enterprise and Government Organizations

Spacenet Inc. has expanded coverage for its commercial grade Connexstar service to include select countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Responding to a growing demand from US-based organizations with operations abroad, the new Connexstar International Satellite Services will connect remote overseas locations via satellite directly to a secure teleport facility in the United States. The new Spacenet services provide carrier class communications for critical voice, video, or data applications, and are available in both pre-packaged and custom tailored solutions.

With Connexstar International, enterprise and government organizations can benefit from the same high quality communications at their remote operations as they expect in domestic locations. This includes toll quality telephone service, high-speed broadband Internet access, and two-way video capabilities – all via satellite. Standard service packages are available in speeds ranging from 256 Kbps to 2 Mbps, with the option for up to 6 telephone lines, and include remote terminal equipment, in-country installation and field maintenance. The new international service expands Spacenet’s satellite hub infrastructure and enables clients to communicate directly between remote overseas operations and the US over a single satellite connection. There is no need to rely on uncertain local in-country networks or route sensitive data through foreign teleports.

The new Connexstar International services are based on the industry-leading SkyEdge VSAT platform as well as the innovative Cisco VSAT Network Module, enabling seamless integration into popular models of Cisco routers. Spacenet’s international services will initially be available using Ku-band satellite services, with C-band services coming online in the near future.

Founded in 1981, Spacenet Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance satellite and hybrid terrestrial networking solutions for US-based enterprise, government and small office/small business customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry leadership and innovation, and today has more than 100,000 operational network endpoints for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies. Spacenet's services include its custom satellite and hybrid network solutions for enterprise and government; Connexstar VSAT services for primary, backup and disaster recovery networks; and StarBand broadband Internet by satellite. Spacenet is based in McLean, Virginia, and operates its own end-to-end services infrastructure including network management, field services and teleport facilities in McLean, VA; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT).

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