Telefonica del Peru Orders SkyEdge 2-c Platform from Gilat
[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Telefonica del Peru (TdP), Peru’s largest telecommunications operator, has placed orders with Gilat for its SkyEdge 2-c platform to extend cellular and broadband coverage to rural areas nationwide. TdP ordered the SkyEdge 2-c platform — optimized for High Throughput Satellites (HTS) with X-Architecture and Capricorn VSATs — for satellite-based cellular backhaul and rural broadband applications as the company enters the third and final phase of its Mobile License Renewal Contract (MLRC) with the Peruvian government.
Gilat previously supplied equipment to Telefonica for the MLRC project. The company’s X-Architecture supports any number of frequency bands, enabling migration from Ku to Ka frequency bands.