Gilat receives multimillion order for Wavestream IFC transceivers

Global Eagle Entertainment has placed a US$5 million order for Wavestream’s Ku-band 25W High-Power Transceiver (HPT) in support of in-flight connectivity (IFC). The Wavestream HPT are line fit for Boeing 737 aircraft.

Said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s general manager. “This recent order reaffirms the industry leading position that Wavestream has in this market segment with this high-quality transceiver, that has already logged over 20 million flight hours.”

“Wavestream is a long-time partner of Global Eagle and a reliable high-power transceiver supplier for our inflight entertainment content, connectivity and digital media solutions,” said Mike Pigott, SVP Connectivity, Global Eagle. “Having Wavestream’s quality in our end-to-end solution ensures our continual customer successes.”

The order is one of the first secured since the commerical availability of the transceiver in September, The transceiver is the first to operate in extended Ka-band frequencies of 27.5-30.0 GHz over current GEO networks and is well-positioned to enable cutting-edge services for NGSO constellations.

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