Israel’s Gilat is expanding its geographical reach: a major Latin American telecommunications provider has selected Gilat to provide satellite backhaul for a mobile telephone network.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a global provider of satellite-based broadband communications announced yesterday that it was chosen for a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network satellite backhaul project for a tier-1 Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in Latin America. Gilat was selected due to its field-proven large network expertise and highly efficient technology.
The satellite backhaul solution will be deployed with Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform, including the DVB-S2X enhanced Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT). It will also include installation services and initial hub operation.
“We are excited to have been awarded this LTE backhaul project by a major MNO in Latin America, demonstrating our strong commitment to the Latin America market,” said Tobias Dezordi, Regional Vice President Latin America at Gilat. “This project further validates Gilat’s vision that LTE cellular backhauling over satellite provides affordable, high quality broadband connectivity, and solidifies Gilat’s technical leadership in this growing market.”
Gilat will deliver the reliable 4G cellular backhaul to over 100 remote locations in Latin America during the second half of 2018 and the first half of 2019. Further expansion is expected in the subsequent years.