Telespazio Awards Gilat with VSAT Contract to Connect 1,200 Brazilian Banks
[Satellite TODAY 09-10-09] Gilat Satellite Networks has been selected by Telespazio Brasil to provide a 1,200-site Gilat SkyEdge 2 broadband satellite communications network to be used by Sicredi Bank for both primary enterprise networking connectivity as well as back-up services, Gilat announced Sept 9.
Gilat’s networks will connect Sicredi Bank branches in Brazil. A majority of the banks previously did not have access to high-speed connectivity. The satellite network will provide branches with backup connectivity in areas where terrestrial networks, such as DSL and wireless, are accessible and used as the main connectivity platform.
Telespazio said it chose Gilat for its service pricing. “Our careful evaluation of competing VSAT technologies revealed that Gilat’s SkyEdge 2 network provides superior performance and the lowest total cost of ownership," said Marzio Laurenti, CEO of Telespazio Brasil, in a statement.
Telespazio Brasil became a Gilat customer in 2001, when it began using Gilat VSAT networks to power Brazilian enterprise networking applications at nearly 1,000 sites nationwide.
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