Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today it was chosen for an LTE 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.
Gilat will deliver reliable 4G cellular backhaul to over one hundred remote locations in Latin America during the second half of 2018 and the first half of 2019, with further expansions expected in the coming years.
The satellite backhaul solution will be deployed with Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform, including the highly efficient DVB-S2X enhanced VSAT, and 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.”