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Gilat Launches the New Scalable SkyEdge II-c Platform for Ka and Ku-band Internet Access

    The New Simple in Internet Connectivity Provides Operators,
    VNOs and ISPs the Business Flexibility They Need to Provide
      Customized and Competitive Internet Broadband Services

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite
Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking
technology, solutions and services, today announced the launch of
SkyEdge II-c, the New Simple in Internet Connectivity. SkyEdge II-c
supports Ka-band and Ku-band internet services for both consumer and
enterprise applications, including fast web browsing, video streaming,
IPTV, VoIP and other bandwidth-intensive services.

Gilat has drawn on 25 years of providing satellite ground equipment,
experience garnered from tens of thousands of Ku consumer users and its
recent successful launch of Ka products and solutions, to introduce the
SkyEdge II-c platform. SkyEdge II-c's scalable architecture enables
operators to start small and expand later as demand grows, while
delivering the business flexibility they need to provide customized and
competitive Internet broadband services.

"It's never been easier to offer your customers the right Internet
service plans and bandwidth usage levels to fit their needs," explains
Hagay Katz, Gilat's AVP, Head of VSAT Line of Business. "Our new
SkyEdge II-c platform dramatically simplifies your network operations
and can now provide your ISPs and VNOs the business flexibility to
deliver customized and competitive Internet plans and services.
Compact, fully integrated, and easy to install, SkyEdge II-c is the New
Simple in Internet Connectivity."

Key Features of SkyEdge II-c Platform

The SkyEdge II-c system employs sophisticated features and capabilities
that help deliver competitive services while simplifying network
operations, including:

TotalNMS, a completely new and modern web-based network management
system provides simplified operations for small and large networks, as
well as customized capabilities for Service Providers, ISPs and VNOs;

Fair Use System (FUS) delivers flexible and competitive Service Level
Agreements (SLAs) including configurable usage plans per network and
per ISP, free time zones allowing plan hour exclusion, top-up options
with automatic redirection to walled gardens, fair allocation of
bandwidth based on network congestion, customer priority and usage
profile, and more;

ISP Management Interface supports wholesale service models, machine to
machine and secure GUI interface to define SLAs (MIR/CIR), monitor VSAT
status, and support service activation and provisioning allowing them
autonomous business operations. An advanced usage-based billing system
enables billing as per ISP requirements;

Multi-tiered Acceleration and Compression enables fast web surfing and
application response using TCP Acceleration, Unique HTTP acceleration
(DNS Caching, Pre-fetching, Compression & Optimization), Payload and IP
Header compression;

Rich IPv6 Stack with comprehensive feature set and IP routers provides
advanced, comprehensive support for IPv6;

Do-It-Yourself Ka VSAT Installation saves installation costs and
eliminates on-going operations complexity;

New, Self-installable Compact Hub enables rapid assembly and
installation with a competitive entry price that allows customers to
start small with a lower initial investment and scale as needed;

Enhanced System Security provides secure service to the service
provider and to end-users with over-the-air HW-based AES-256
encryption. The system also employs X.509 terminal authentication,
authorization and accounting (AAA).

To learn more about SkyEdge II-c, the New Simple in Internet
Connectivity, please join us for one of the following events:

Free Live Webinar

To learn more about SkyEdge II-c, please join us for a free live
Webinar on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:00 am GMT entitled:
"Introducing SkyEdge II-c The New Simple in Internet Connectivity." To
register, please contact us here:

Meet Us Satellite 2013

Or join us in person at Satellite 2013, booth #6057 for a live look of
SkyEdge II-c. To set a meeting with one of our product experts, please
contact us here:

About Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT) is a leading
provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband
communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of
high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an
increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat
enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing
low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and
modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based
services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries
in the United States, Peru and Colombia.

With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped
to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service
providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based
connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail,
e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables
leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement
advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air
and sea fleets using Gilat's high-performance SOTM solutions. For more
information, please visit us at

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forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. The words "estimate", "project", "intend",
"expect", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the
actual results, performance or achievements of Gilat to be materially
different from any future results, performance or achievements that may
be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including,
among others, changes in general economic and business conditions,
inability to maintain market acceptance to Gilat's products, inability
to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and
applications, rapid changes in the market for Gilat's products, loss of
market share and pressure on prices resulting from competition,
introduction of competing products by other companies, inability to
manage growth and expansion, loss of key OEM partners, inability to
attract and retain qualified personnel, inability to protect the
Company's proprietary technology and risks associated with Gilat's
international operations and its location in Israel. For additional
information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties
associated with Gilat's business, reference is made to Gilat's reports
filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: David Leichner
         Gilat Satellite Networks, LTD.
         +1 516 478 9697