Gilat Gets Africa Boost
[Satellite Today 02-10-09] Gilat Satellite Networks has signed a new deal to boost communications to Nigeria’s financial community. The company said, Feb. 9, that long-time customer DCC Satellite & Networks is now deploying a SkyEdge II network to serve hundreds of Nigerian financial institutions. DCC is already serving hundreds of Nigerian corporations through its existing SkyEdge network.
DCC chose Gilat’s SkyEdge II network to provide enhanced voice and data networking services between branches, while meeting the strict requirements of the banking industry. A major requirement for this sector is security, including encryption and firewall applications.
Nir Korman, Gilat’s regional vice president, Africa, said, “We are pleased to have been chosen once again by DCC to help address Nigeria’s communications needs. Gilat’s SkyEdge II is an excellent solution for the banking sector. With its high efficiency and full adaptivity, SkyEdge II gets the most out of the satellite link while providing a high-performance, reliable solution to DCC’s customers. The system’s scalability will allow DCC to add more advanced services in the future, such as video conferencing, digital signage on automatic teller machines, and mobile banking.”