Global Eagle places $5m order with Gilat's Wavestream for in-flight connectivity transceivers


Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that its subsidiary Wavestream received an order from Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. for approximately US$5 million for its industry-leading Ku-band 25W High-Power Transceiver (HPT) in support of In-flight connectivity (IFC). The Wavestream HPT are line fit for Boeing 737 aircraft.

Global Eagle delivers rich media content and seamless connectivity solutions to aircraft, ships and ground stations worldwide. To support the continued rollout of its airborne systems, it chose the Wavestream (Inflight Connectivity) IFC transceiver for its best-in-class quality and performance.

“We are pleased to support Global Eagle as they continue to provide their customers high quality connectivity,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager. “This recent order reaffirms the industry leading position that Wavestream has in this market segment with this high-quality transceiver, that has already logged over 20 Million flight hours.”

“Wavestream is a longtime partner of Global Eagle and a reliable high-power transceiver supplier for our inflight entertainment content, connectivity and digital media solutions,” said Mike Pigott, SVP Connectivity, Global Eagle. “Having Wavestream’s quality in our end-to-end solution ensures our continual customer successes.”

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