Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., an Israeli company focusing on satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced Thursday the launch of its Aquarius family of next generation very small aperture terminals (VSATs), supporting 5G networks and LEO/MEO constellations. The ultra-high-performance, multi-orbit VSATs provide over 2 Gigabits per second of concurrent speeds and support seamless satellite handover, Gilat says.
According to the company, as 5G networks are deployed and customer demands continue to exponentially grow, Gilat's Aquarius VSATs are designed to serve, with maximum efficiency, data and media intensive applications such as cellular 5G backhauling, maritime and enterprise. The VSATs, Gilat says, exhibit ultra-high processing capabilities achieving unprecedented high throughputs for both downloads and uploads including high packets-per-second processing to meet the high-performance demands.
In addition, the Aquarius family is designed to provide uninterrupted service, supporting next-generation software-defined satellites in GEO and NGSO constellations. Aquarius enables seamless operation, "make before break", utilizing open standard terminal interfaces, especially important in LEO constellations that require frequent satellite handovers, according to Gilat.