Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 26 October 2016 that Sprint has selected Gilat’s satellite-based cellular backhaul solution to extend Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services to metro edge and rural areas in the United States.
Sprint expects to deploy Gilat’s high-speed Capricorn very small aperture terminals (VSATs) as a cellular backhaul solution for rapid deployment of high-quality, reliable, true LTE-over-satellite in underserved areas, and as a solution for special events and Mobile Emergency Response efforts across the United States.
“It is an honor to have been selected by Sprint for their satellite-based LTE network, given the demanding US market reliability and resilience requirements,” added Michal Aharonov, VP Global Accounts & Telecom Services at Gilat. “This achievement further validates Gilat’s proven technological leadership, enabling tier-1 MNOs to provide unprecedented speeds with a lower TCO. Gilat’s superior technology, coupled with affordable HTS space-segment, is creating new broadband opportunities in the US and worldwide.”
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and very small aperture terminals (VSATs), with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile Satellite-on-the-Move (SOTM) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 90 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat’s high-performance SOTM solutions. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds.