Gilat was selected due to its proven expertise in large network deployment and efficient technology that will result in delivering reliable 4G cellular backhaul to over one hundred remote locations in Latin America during the second half of 2018 and the first half of 2019, with further expansions expected in the coming years.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), announced that the company was chosen for an LTE satellite backhaul project for a tier-1 Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in Latin America. The company selected Gilat due to its field proven large network expertise and highly efficient technology. The satellite backhaul solution will be deployed with Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform, including the highly efficient DVB-S2X enhanced VSAT, and will also include installation services and initial hub operation.
The agreement stipulates that Gilat will deliver reliable 4G cellular backhaul to over one hundred remote locations in Latin America during the second half of 2018 and the first half of 2019, with further expansions expected in the coming years.
Tobias Dezordi, Regional Vice President Latin America at Gilat remarked that they are excited to have been awarded this LTE backhaul project by a major MNO in Latin America, demonstrating their strong commitment to the Latin America market. This project further validates Gilat’s vision that LTE cellular backhauling over satellite provides affordable, high quality broadband connectivity, and solidifies Gilat’s technical leadership in this growing market.