Gilat Lands Deals with Telcos in Latin America and Japan
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. has recently signed two deals with telecommunications companies for its SkyEdge II-c Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network platform. On Monday, Gilat announced a $3 million deal with an unnamed “Tier-1 telco” in Latin America to deploy VSATs in remote schools to bridge the digital divide.
The SkyEdge II-c VSAT network platform can support different applications including In-Flight Connectivity (IFC), broadband consumer access, and cellular backhaul. Gilat has worked on a number of projects in Latin America including Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil.
Also, on April 22, Gilat announced a $5 million deal for cellular backhaul over satellite expansion from an unnamed “Tier-1 mobile network carrier” in Japan. The mobile carrier will utilize Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform to expand coverage to rural zones that do not have fiber, and to provide emergency response in the case of earthquakes or other natural disasters.
“The leading Mobile Carrier, required Gilat’s proven cellular backhaul solution to meet its aggressive deployment schedule and to meet interoperability standards. This win adds on to other Japanese and worldwide Tier-1 operators who are benefitting from Gilat’s leading cellular backhaul technology,” commented Abhay Kumar, regional vice president of APJ at Gilat.