Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) has received an extension for an 18 month managed service cellular backhaul project from a leading Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in Mexico.
The MNO will provide 3G and 4G services over Gilat’s satellite backhaul to remote regions where terrestrial means such as fiber and microwave are not available. In addition, Gilat’s satellite platform will allow the mobile operator to use transportable VSATs, for disaster recovery, thus ensuring connectivity anywhere in Mexico at all times.
The capacity increase of 40% will enable Gilat to provide a superior end-to-end solution for the operator to expand its service into remote villages cost-effectively.
“We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with our partner and to continue to provide quality end-to-end service and high performance with our leading technology, providing excellent spectral efficiency,” said Tobias Dezordi, Regional Vice President Latin America at Gilat. “This project is a testament not only to Gilat’s ongoing technological leadership but also to Gilat’s local presence and expertise in delivering a highly reliable service, meeting rigorous SLAs, that has led our partner to provide an 18-month extension to the managed service contract.”