Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it received orders of U.S.$11.4 Million, net of local taxes, to provide state-of-the-art communication solutions and technologies for the satellite-based broadband network, to serve the Brazilian Geostationary Satellite for Defense and Strategic Communications – SGDC.
The SGDC will cover all of Brazil’s territory and will enable Telebras to fulfill the Brazilian Governmental National Broadband Plan public policy. The Brazilian satellite – SGDC is planned to provide fast and affordable broadband communication to commercial and government entities.
“Gilat is the satellite communication pioneer in Brazil and this turnkey project with Telebras is testament to our commitment to this market and to Gilat’s strategic direction in support of broadband satellite communication delivery to all,” said Russell Ribeiro, Gilat LATAM’s Regional Vice President. “We are looking forward to continued collaboration with Telebras in providing broadband connectivity across Brazil.”
Telebras is a telecommunications company of the Brazilian government, which aims to implement the national broadband plan, in addition to being the executing arm of public telecommunications policies in Brazil, with the task to universalize the broadband Internet access within the country.