Globe awards Gilat a three-year multi-million US dollar contract for delivering satellite based WiFi

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that Globe Telecom, Inc. the leading telecom company in the Philippines, has chosen Gilat for a three-year multi-million US dollar contract, to enable WIFI service over satellite to schools and hospitals, in addition to cellular backhaul throughout the Philippines.

The WIFI Broadband multi-million US dollar award comes two years after Globe chose Gilat to deliver cellular backhaul over satellite in a five-year multi-million US dollar managed service project for 2G/3G/4G connectivity and for emergency response.

“Globe chose Gilat’s multi-service platform and managed service for expanding its offering into additional critical segments such as schools and hospitals via the GoWIFI service,” said Alberto de Larrazabal, Chief Revenue Officer at Globe. “This important expansion comes on the heels of the managed service cellular backhaul project by Gilat and is due to our confidence in Gilat in providing excellent user experience and fast implementation.”

“We are gratified by Globe’s renewed trust and confidence in Gilat and are committed to partnering with Globe to deliver WIFI connectivity services to essential community institutions such as schools and hospitals,” said Abhay Kumar, Regional Vice President Asia-Pacific and North America for Gilat. “Gilat’s multi-application single platform and our managed service capabilities support our vision to deliver plentiful, quality and affordable broadband worldwide.”

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