Press Releases Nov 01, 2006 Portugal Telecom selects Gilat’s SkyEdge broadband satellite network for public telephony and enterprise data applications Petah Tikva, Israel, November 1, 2006 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) today announced that Portugal Telecom Group (PT) has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge broadband satellite hub equipment and nearly 1,000 VSATs to serve its rural subscribers and enterprise customers. PT is a global telecom operator serving Portugal, Brazil, Africa and many other important international markets. To meet Universal Service Obligation (USO) requirements, PT will deploy SkyEdge VSATs at remote community centers in southern Portugal’s Algarve region to provide citizens with telephony, fax and Internet access. PT also plans to be a Cisco Certified Hub Operator (CHO), which will enable PT to provide satellite services for the Cisco VSAT NM with the SkyEdge hub in its service markets. The Cisco VSAT NM, which plugs in directly to the network module slot, adds two-way satellite connectivity for Cisco's Integrated Service Routers. PT will then be able to provide Cisco customers using Integrated Service Routers with broadband satellite networking solutions for business continuity and backup, emergency and disaster recovery, video and content distribution and primary connectivity in rural and remote locations. Aharon Fuchs, Gilat’s Associate Vice President of Sales for Europe said, “With its global presence, PT has a tremendous amount of experience supporting a diversity of applications in a wide range of markets. Their selection of SkyEdge demonstrates the appeal of the platform’s advantages, versatility and low total cost of ownership. It is gratifying to know that PT's implementation of this network will improve the quality of life for rural Portuguese citizens.” Gilat’s SkyEdge is a satellite communications platform that delivers high-end voice, data and video services over a single, powerful system. It represents Gilat’s deep knowledge base and field-proven product offering, acquired through nearly two decades of experience. SkyEdge’s flexible architecture and efficient space segment utilization make it an ideal platform for operators and service providers. Têm conhecimento quando a PT disponibilizará este serviço aos seus clientes? O que acham disto?