Gilat Wins Significant New Telco Deal in Latin America
Gilat Satellite Networks has won a key new contract in Latin America, The company was selected by Peru’s Fitel for two additional regional telecommunications infrastructure projects, totaling $153.6 million. The Amazonas region was awarded for $108 million and the Ica region for $45.6 million. Gilat expects additional revenues to be generated by selling network capacity to cellular carriers to address the growing needs for voice, data, and internet in these regions, as well as the development of platforms for online learning, health, and government capabilities.
Fitel awarded the new regions of Amazonas and Ica to Gilat in addition to the four telecommunications projects that are nearing completion, in the regions of Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Apurimac, and Cusco. In the two additional regions, Gilat will build the infrastructure required to support the Peruvian population including connecting schools, police stations, and health centers.
Gilat will deliver reliable 4G cellular backhaul to over one hundred remote locations in Latin America during the second half of 2018 and the first half of 2019, with further expansions expected in the coming years. The satellite backhaul solution will be deployed with Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform.