Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT) was selected by Telefonica Global Solutions (TGS) to equip the strategic teleport in Arica, Chile, which is located under gateway beams of multiple satellites with coverage over several countries in the region. Gilat’s platform is designed to support social inclusion with rural internet for schools and to provide significant potential for business opportunities for broadband access and cellular backhaul throughout Latin America.
Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform provides a significant advantage in Latin America, due to the local team presence and expertise, thus accelerating time to market and reducing risk. Gilat was able to answer TGS’ requirements for urgent shipment and on-time delivery, overcoming difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Gilat is a long-time regional player and supplier of TGS and we are pleased with their professional and efficient processes enabling fast delivery under challenging conditions,” said Gustavo Arditti, Satellite Business Unit Director at TGS.
“This deal demonstrates Gilat’s commitment and ability to support Telefonica’s teams of excellence worldwide to tackle their global requirements,” said Michal Aharonov, Senior Vice President Global Broadband Networks at Gilat. “We are excited about the massive joint regional business opportunities with TGS by investing in this strategic location and developing a long-term business relationship with TGS.”