Dizengoff Ghana Selects Gilat for Turnkey Delivery of Broadband for Rural Schools and Cellular Services

Gilat Satellite Networks is implementing a turnkey solution for the delivery of broadband and cellular services via satellite throughout rural Ghana for Dizengoff Ghana, a subsidiary of UK-based Balton CP Limited.

Gilat will deploy its SkyEdge II-c hub, which is capable of supporting multiple applications. The firm’s Gemini VSATs will deliver broadband services to schools, while its Capricorn VSATs, in conjunction with its solar-powered CellEdge small cells, will extend cellular service for several leading MNOs in Ghana.

With its new network, Dizengoff Ghana will be able to meet the rural communications requirements of GIFEC as set forth by the Ghana government.

“Gilat was the only company capable of providing us with a full turnkey solution for the delivery of broadband to schools, as well as cellular service expansion, all on a single platform,” explained Patrick Attia, General Manager, Communication at Dizengoff Ghana. “The demanding rollout calls for installation and operation by November of this year.” 

Michal Aharonov, VP Global Accounts & Telecom Services at Gilat, added: “Not only can we provide a comprehensive VSAT end-to-end solution, we also have vast experience in turnkey deployments and integration with MNO core networks, to extend coverage to rural areas.”