Gilat to Provide Nepal Telecom with VSAT, Cellular Backhaul Solution
[Satellite Today 02-04-09] Telecommunications Consultants India selected Gilat Satellite Networks for a contract to provide Nepal Telecom with a SkyEdge VSAT broadband satellite communications network covering hundreds of sites, Gilat announced Feb. 3.
Nepal Telecom will use the VSAT network to deliver broadband Internet connectivity to remote areas and to provide toll-quality telephony to rural citizens, meeting its universal service obligations.
"With a landscape of mountainous terrain and remote villages, Nepalese geography represents one of the most formidable challenges for providing dependable telecom services," Anoop Ranjan Bhattarai, director of Nepal Telecom’s satellite service department, said in statement.
Nepal Telecom has also chosen Gilat’s SkyAbis cellular backhaul solution to extend the range of GSM and CDMA services for Nepal’s cellular operators. SkyAbis enables operators to deploy hybrid networks that extend the reach of their terrestrial and cellular infrastructure to remote communities and features traffic optimization and dynamic bandwidth allocation for CDMA/GSM backhaul.