Gilat To Supply VSATs to Chinese Agriculture School
Petah Tikva, Israel-based Gilat Satellite Networks [Nasdaq: GILTF] will supply a hub and 300 VSATs to China’s Central Agriculture Broadcast and Television School (CABTS) for a rural distant learning network. Financial terms were not disclosed.
CABTS was established in 1980. Since that time it has become one of the largest agriculture distance education schools in the world, with 38 provincial schools, 330 municipal schools, 2,408 county branch schools and 23,000 township classes, employing over 50,000 school staff. In 2000, CABTS implemented the China distance education network using computers and two-way VSATs to link 54 interactive distance learning stations to its provincial schools. The current deal expands that project.