Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announces the award of a cellular backhaul project for Kcell, Kazakhstan's largest Mobile Network Operator (MNO). Gilat will provide connectivity starting with hundreds of rural villages, in partnership with Kazakhstan's recognized service provider, TelService LTD, to satisfy the “Digital Kazakhstan” government program.
"We are pleased to be utilizing Gilat's globally recognized cellular backhaul solution over satellite, to provide rural coverage to the villages which require voice and data services," said Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Askar Yesserkegenov at Kcell. "We are honored to be part of the 'Digital Kazakhstan' government program and support the goal of accelerating the economic growth and enhancing the living conditions of the rural population."
"TelService LTD chose to provide the expansion of Kcell's coverage program with Gilat's platform for cellular backhaul, due to the high quality, performance and spectral- efficiency of Gilat's solution," said General Director, Mr. Vyacheslav Peretyatko at TelService LTD. "We are pleased to expand our relationship with Gilat and are excited to leverage Gilat's future-ready platform for increased business in the region."
"Gilat is most pleased with its partner, TelService LTD, its competent engineers and its ability to quickly roll-out the project, overcoming tough restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Barak Lerer, Regional Vice President EMEA at Gilat. "We are honored to include Kcell among the leading global MNOs who are using Gilat's solution to provide high-quality connectivity to people in the most remote areas of the world."