Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT) has been awarded a $13 million contract by Pronatel for delivery of internet services to hundreds of sites in Peru.
Gilat is to supply Public Free WIFI services over a two-year period to the regions of Ayacucho, Apurímac, Huancavelica and Cusco, with a potential for significant extension and expansion to thousands of additional sites.
Gilat is engaged in support of the Peruvian government to enable education over the internet; a particularly important mission during the ongoing pandemic. The government is supplying thousands of tablets to students for the purpose of accessing educational material. Gilat is installing hotspots in hundreds of city squares, which include a local server with digital education material, for the benefit of the students. Gilat is providing connectivity services, the wireless access solution and infrastructure for the WIFI internet coverage.
“The agreement signed with Gilat Peru will enable more Peruvians to connect for free to high-speed internet through their own devices within the coverage areas of the main squares,” said Carlos Lezameta, Pronatel’s Chief Executive. “This service in the first four regions is part of Pronatel’s larger initiative to provide Regional Broadband Projects.”
“Gilat is committed to deliver broadband connectivity to the students of Peru, addressing this critical need during the pandemic, when schools are closed,” said Arieh Rohrstock, General Manager Gilat Peru and Gilat’s Corporate SVP. “This award is in-line with our strategy to grow services over the networks, where we see great potential for additional millions of dollars of recurring revenue.”