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Gilat’s Spacenet Introduces Enhanced Wi-Fi Solutions Suite

– Tiered Wi-Fi Services Provide Retailers an Integrated Approach to Wi-Fi Throughout the Store and Across the Enterprise –

Petah Tikva, Israel – July 1, 2013 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Spacenet Inc.®, a leading provider of managed network and data security services has introduced an enhanced suite of integrated Wi-Fi services. Spacenet’s Tiered Wi-Fi services provide a centralized approach to in-store Wi-Fi enabling the retailer to select the level of services needed for their specific retail environment.

From basic planning and installation to comprehensive management, monitoring, maintenance and security services, Spacenet Tiered Wi-Fi services help retailers provide fast, reliable, accessible and secure Wi-Fi services throughout each store. This integrated approach enables the retailer to benefit from a full-featured Wi-Fi service while providing its customers with an enhanced Guest Wi-Fi user experience that is uniform across all stores.

“Analysts estimate that Wi-Fi will account for nearly half of total network access by 2015 so it’s crucial that retailers develop an integrated and secure Wi-Fi strategy,” said Spacenet CEO Glenn Katz. “Wi-Fi helps retailers run stores more efficiently and with greater flexibility. Today consumers expect Wi-Fi access and look to retailers to empower their mobile devices to help them make easier and smarter purchases.

“As a managed network services provider our job is to make Wi-Fi implementation and management an integrated part of the retailer’s overall network strategy, while maintaining network security. We’ve deployed and integrated thousands of Wi-Fi nodes for our retail customers, and one thing is abundantly clear: Providing a single point-of-contact for the WAN, LAN and WLAN allows the retailer to provide its customers with a secure, reliable and consistent guest Wi-Fi experience. This intelligently integrated approach takes the worry out of Wi-Fi deployment,” concluded Mr. Katz.

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