from the July 2006 issue

Gilat to supply communications equipment to Angola

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT ) announced that it will provide communications equipment and services to Angola Telecom, one of the largest operators in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Gilat will provide the state operator with satellite modems, equipped with high-quality modulation systems and mechanisms for anticipating errors that "reduce the costs of satellite transmission."

In addition, the Israeli technology company will install an integrated satellite communications solution which will make it possible to, "expand the capacity of the existing fixed and cellular infrastructure." Recently Angola's largest mobile communications operator, Unitel, said it would invest 41.5 million euros in expanding its GSM network.

The agreement between Angola Telecom and Gilat includes installing a radio access solution at several points all over the country which will make it possible to bering together GSM and 3G capacity, opening up the possibility of introducing third generation mobile communications into Angola in the future. The number of cellular phone users in Angola rose 33 percent last year to 1.6 million people, according to figures from Angolan telecom regulator INACOM.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report July 2006

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