[Satellite TODAY 08-09-12] Gilat Satellite Networks has been contracted by Argentina’s Servicio Satelital to provide its SkyEdge 2 Hub and broadband satellite platform that Servicio Satelital will use to upgrade its existing network and provide broadband Internet and data connectivity to hundreds of existing and new sites, Gilat announced Aug. 8.
Servicio Satelital said it plans to leverage the SkyEdge 2 platform’s performance and satellite-bandwidth utilization capabilities to benefit from improved efficiencies and service delivery. The enhanced Servicio Satelital IP-based network also will be used to provide communication services for telecommunication operators and ISPs that require satellite connectivity in the region.
The agreement represents Servicio Satelital’s second deployment of a Gilat SkyEdge 2 network, which currently supports more than 3,500 sites in Argentina.
“Over the years, Gilat has proven to be an excellent technology partner and its SkyEdge platform has been ideally suited to support our service offering as the demand for satellite-based services continues to grow in the market,” Servicio Satelital Operations Manager Eduardo Lema said in a statement. “Deploying Gilat’s advanced SkyEdge 2 platform, will allow us to increase our business and offer our customers a comprehensive array of broadband connectivity services, particularly those suited for corporate needs.”