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gilat_80_100.gifIsrael, 20 October, 2005: Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILTF) announced today that its SkyEdge DVB-RCS VSAT has received the SatLabs Group Certificate of Compliance.

This confirms its fulfillment of the DVB-RCS standard and ability to interoperate with other DVB-RCS based satellite equipment. Gilat is the first large FSS VSAT vendor who has been certified by SatLabs.

Xavier Lobao, Chairman of the SatLabs Group, said "It is an important phase within the SatLabs Qualification Program to have Gilat, a leading VSAT provider, prove its commitment to the DVB-RCS standard by successfully completing our compliance process. One of the key success factors of DVB-RCS in the market place is its acceptance by the major VSAT vendors. Thus, Gilat's compliance of the SkyEdge DVB-RCS VSAT is a move in a positive direction towards the success of DVB-RCS."

Erez Antebi, CEO of Gilat Network Systems, said "We are pleased to have successfully completed the SatLabs DVB-RCS qualification process. In addition to complying with the DVB-RCS standard, our SkyEdge DVB-RCS VSAT also benefits from the longevity of Gilat's experience, unique established solutions and ability to offer a full array of enhanced features. The SkyEdge DVB-RCS VSAT is a member of our SkyEdge family of products, bundling interactive data, broadband IP and carrier-grade VoIP on the same system."

About Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILTF) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based communications networks. The Company operates under two business units: (i) Gilat Network Systems ("GNS"), a provider of network systems and associated professional services to service providers and operators and (ii) Spacenet, a provider of managed services for businesses and governments through its Connexstar service brand, for consumers through its StarBand service brand and for rural communities through Spacenet Rural Communications.

Gilat was founded in 1987 and has shipped over 550,000 Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) to more than 85 countries across six continents. Gilat’s headquarters is located in Petah Tikva, Israel. The Company has 14 local offices and 3 service facilities worldwide. Gilat markets the SkyEdge ™ Product Family which includes the SkyEdge™ Pro, SkyEdge™ IP, SkyEdge™ Call, SkyEdge™ DVB-RCS and SkyEdge™ Gateway. In addition, the Company markets numerous other legacy products.

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