Sprint Using Gilat Satellite-based Cellular Backhaul Solution for LTE in the US

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A cell tower. Photo by Tony Webster, available under a Creative Commons License.

[Via Satellite 10-26-2016] Mobile Network Operator (MNO) Sprint has selected Gilat’s satellite-based cellular backhaul solution to extend LTE services to metro-edge and rural areas of the United States, the company announced today. Sprint expects to deploy Gilat’s high-speed Capricorn VSATs as a cellular backhaul solution for rapid deployment of LTE-over-satellite in underserved areas, and as a solution for special events and mobile emergency response efforts across the country.

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