Gilat scans horizon for aero broadband recovery, sees nothing so far; backhaul and LEO/MEO business are growth drivers

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fixed and mobile broadband hardware provider Gilat Satellite Networks, which this year demonstrated an electronically steered phased-array antenna connected to an Inmarsat Ka-band satellite, said commercialization of the product will await a recovery of the commercial airline market.

When that will be is the subject of much debate. Gilat Chief Executive Adi Sfadia sounded by turns very optimistic and less so during a May 4 investor call on Gilat’s Q1 financial results.

The Covid pandemic’s shutdown of much commercial . . .

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