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Israel’s Gilat Selected by KDDI for Cellular Backhaul Solution in Japan

Photograph courtesy of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced on December 6, 2017, that KDDI chose Gilat’s unique satellite based LTE cellular backhaul solution to extend reach and resilience with high speed data and high-quality voice over LTE (VoLTE) throughout Japan.

KDDI has chosen Gilat’s LTE cellular backhaul solution to provide voice, data, and video services at true LTE speeds and high voice quality. Gilat’s VSATs will be installed in fixed sites as well as on deployable vehicles for emergency response – cellular on wheels (COW). The solution leverages Gilat’s patented LTE backhaul solution and leading mobility features to support continuous service for public safety, in addition to the outstanding performance provided in fixed LTE cellular sites. Hundreds of Gilat’s VSATs will be deployed in Japan nationwide.

“We are very pleased to select Gilat’s LTE cellular backhaul over satellite solution to play a key part in KDDI’s Mobile Services mission to deliver superior customer experience in Japan, including in islands and the metro-edge and for tourists visiting national parks and mountainous areas. Gilat’s technology will be used to extend our network reach as well as a basis for our disaster recovery capabilities,” said Nobuyuki Kawai, General Manager, Global Network Engineering and Operations Center at KDDI. “During our intense evaluation, Gilat’s solution stood out with its field proven carrier grade technology and superior performance that matches KDDI’s highest standards of quality requirements.”

“We are honoured to have been selected by KDDI to support their vision of revolutionising the lives of Japanese people and visitors to Japan, by providing superior connectivity with data and voice services over LTE (VoLTE) anytime and everywhere,” said Abhay Kumar, RVP Asia at Gilat. “We are pleased to continue to invest and offer outstanding technological innovation in the LTE domain, as MNOs throughout Asia invest strongly in LTE networks to gain new customers and increase their profitability and loyalty.”

“KDDI’s selection of Gilat is a true testimony to our leadership in delivering LTE backhaul solutions that are comparable in cost and user-experience to terrestrial solutions. We are seeing these deployments worldwide with tier-1 MNOs and service providers, who are committed to satisfying the ever-growing demand for broadband,” said Michal Aharonov, VP Global Accounts and Telecom Services at Gilat. “KDDI’s selection further validates Gilat’s vision, that LTE cellular backhauling over satellite provides affordable, high quality broadband connectivity, and solidifies Gilat as the market leader in this growing market.”

KDDI Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company and one of Asia’s largest telecommunications providers, has a proven global track record of high quality service delivery. KDDI provides a diverse portfolio consisting of mobile phone services, fixed-line communication, and data centres, thus making it the optimum one-stop solution provider for everything telecommunications and IT environment related.

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