Gilat and Thaicom launches IPSTAR service

Gialt along with THAICOM Public Company has announced the launch of the IPSTAR service to enhance broadband connectivity across the Asia-Pacific region.

This service launch represents the next stage of the cooperation agreement signed several months ago to provide customers across the Asia-Pacific region with an integrated solution comprising Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c VSAT satellite ground equipment and Thaicom4’s (IPSTAR) high throughput satellite (HTS).

To unveil the combined offering, Gilat and THAICOM will be conducting seminars in Jakarta, Indonesia in February, where they will demonstrate how the service greatly improves Internet connectivity in the region.

“In only a very short time, we’ve been able to implement this new service, which will provide our customers with faster satellite Internet connectivity than they’ve ever experienced before,”  said Suphajee Suthumpun, chairman of the executive committee and CEO, THAICOM.

“We look forward to replicating the success we’ve achieved collaborating with Gilat in previous ventures, such as the National Broadband Network (NBN) project in Australia,” added Suthumpun.

The cooperation between the two companies reflects THAICOM’s ongoing Open Access Platform (OAP) strategy to provide technology equipment vendor’s access to Thaicom 4’s HTS, enabling them to fulfill customer requirements for wider variety and increased flexibility.

“We are pleased with the ongoing cooperation with THAICOM,” said Erez Antebi, CEO, Gilat Satellite Networks.

“Gilat views this partnership as a key factor for growing its Asia-Pacific business. The cooperative endeavor, combining Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform with IPSTAR capacity, will provide our customers with an enriched broadband satellite service experience,” added Antebi.

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