Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on September 11, 2017, that Globe Telecom, Inc. has chosen Gilat for a five year multi-million dollar managed service contract, to enable accelerated deployment for the mobile operator’s rapid network expansion throughout the Philippines.
Gilat is to deliver its leading Satellite backhaul for Cellular Network as a managed service to provide data and voice services over 2G/3G/LTE to all regions requiring improved connectivity and broadband access, while maintaining a strict service level agreement (SLA). This service will enable Globe to provide voice and data coverage over satellite in the challenging terrain of the Philippines.
“This is a breakthrough project for Globe. By using Gilat’s innovative 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 innovative VSAT technology will be used to provide for rapid disaster communications in combination with network-in-a-box technology during catastrophic incidences. We envision this project to improve the delivery of our mobile broadband network for quality and excellent user experience to our customers, especially in remote rural areas,” said Emmanuel Estrada, Globe Senior Vice President for Technical Service Design.
“We are honored to have been selected by Globe to support their vision of providing high quality internet services to all users in the Philippines,” said Abhay Kumar, RVP Asia at Gilat. “This project is closely aligned with Gilat’s strategy and investments to offer outstanding technological innovation as a managed service in support of telecom service providers who are seeking to provide their consumer and enterprise customers plentiful, quality and affordable broadband.”
Globe Telecom is the leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region.