Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that Sprint has selected Gilat’s satellite-based cellular backhaul solution to extend LTE services to metro edge and rural areas in the US.
Sprint expects to deploy Gilat's high-speed Capricorn VSATs as a cellular backhaul solution for rapid deployment of high-quality, reliable, true LTE-over-satellite in underserved areas, and as a solution for special events and Mobile Emergency Response efforts across the United States.
“It is an honor to have been selected by Sprint for their satellite-based LTE network, given the demanding US market reliability and resilience requirements,” added Michal Aharonov, VP Global Accounts & Telecom Services at Gilat. “This achievement further validates Gilat’s proven technological leadership, enabling tier-1 MNOs to provide unprecedented speeds with a lower TCO. Gilat’s superior technology, coupled with affordable HTS space-segment, is creating new broadband opportunities in the US and worldwide.”