Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd was incorporated in Israel in 1987. The Company along with its subsidiaries provides broadband satellite communication and networking solutions and services. The Company designs, produces and markets very small aperture terminals, or VSATs, solid-state power amplifiers, or SSPAs, block up converters, or BUCs, low-profile antennas and on-the-Move / on-the-Pause terminals. VSATs are earth-based terminals that transmit and receive broadband Internet, voice, data and video via satellite. The Company provides for the cellular market integrated small cell with its satellite backhaul. The Company has 20 sales and support offices, three network operations centers, or NOCs, and five R&D centers. The Company's products are sold to communication service providers and operators that use VSATs to serve enterprise, government and residential users, to mobile network operators and to system integrators that use the Company's technology. The Company's solutions and services are also sold to defense and homeland security organizations as well as governments. In addition, the Company provides services directly to end-users in various market segments, including in certain countries in Latin America and also provide managed network services , such as in Australia, over a VSAT network owned by a third party. The Company operates three business divisions, comprised of its Commercial, Mobility and Services divisions. The Commercial Division provides VSAT networks, satellite communication products, small cell solutions and associated professional services to service providers, satellite operators and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), including for high throughput satellites, or HTS, initiatives. The Mobility Division provides on-the-Move / on-the-Pause satellite communication products and solutions to system integrators, defense and homeland security organizations and also includes the operations of Wavestream Corporation, the Company's subsidiary, whose sales are to system integrators, defense and homeland security organizations. The Services Division provides rural telephony and Internet access solutions services and operates these networks in Peru and Colombia. The Company uses both direct and indirect sales channels to market its products, solutions and services. The Company's sales teams are comprised of account managers and sales engineers who establish account relationships and determine technical and business requirements for the customer's network. These teams also support the other distribution channels with technical capabilities and application experience. The Company faces competition from other VSAT manufacturers, such as Hughes, ViaSat, iDirect and other smaller manufacturers. The Company competes in some HTS (High Throughput Satellite) markets with competitors such as ViaSat and HNS who have launched high throughput satellites. The Company's low-profile in-motion antennas compete with products from competitors such as Cobham, ERA, Panasonic, Orbit, Thinkom, Wiworld, Tracstar and L-3. In Peru and Colombia, the Company's competitors are Telefonica Peru, Empresas Telefonicas de Bogota, Internet Por Colombia and SkyNet.