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Globe Selects Gilat to Expand Satellite Backhaul in the Philippines

By Kendall Russell | September 11, 2017
      The district of Tondo in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Flickr.

      The district of Tondo in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Flickr.

      Globe Telecom has awarded Gilat Satellite Services a five-year, multi-million dollar managed service contract to enable accelerated deployment for the mobile operator’s rapid network expansion throughout the Philippines. Per the agreement, Gilat will deliver satellite backhaul for Globe’s cellular network to provide data and voice services over 2G/3G/LTE to all regions requiring improved connectivity and broadband access. This service will enable Globe to provide voice and data coverage over satellite in the challenging terrain of the Philippines.

      “By using Gilat’s innovative Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) technology, we can deliver mobile broadband data services in remote rural areas that previously had no connectivity in a cost effective manner. At the same time, this will allow us to quickly augment our transmission capacity in our 4G network to meet ever-increasing mobile data usage. Moreover, this VSAT technology will be used to provide for rapid disaster communications in combination with network-in-a-box technology during catastrophic incidences,” said Emmanuel Estrada, Globe senior vice president for technical service design.