Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), international satellite operator, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, signed the contract with an estimated value of $18M, to provide broadband connectivity across Russia. Gilat will deliver its’ multiservice platform and user terminals to operate over the new Yamal 601 Ka satellite. The companies also signed today a Cooperation Agreement for joint development of communication projects such as IFC, and railway transport.
The Yamal 601 Ka satellite is expected to be launched in 2019 and will provide broadband coverage for both the European and Asian regions of Russia. The satellite’s 32 beams will be lighted up by Gilat’s two SkyEdge II-c gateways to be installed in the Central and Siberian Federal Districts.
This first phase of the project consists of gateways for utilizing one-third of the satellite’s capacity and includes the delivery of tens of thousands of Gilat’s terminals with the advanced efficiency-driven DVB-S2X technology. An expansion of the project is expected when additional capacity will be required for further service.