Satellite networking technology, solutions and services company Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that it has received a $12 million service award for recurring revenues from broadband services in Cusco, Peru.
The company will be providing operation and maintenance for a three-year period for the regional broadband transport network.
Cusco is a department and region in the south of Peru; it is the fourth largest department in the country, with a population estimated at over 1.2 million in 2017.
This contract for the regional broadband service project follows the completion of the construction phase and a successful acceptance test earlier this year.
Gilat says it is to be responsible for assuring high-performance internet service over 2,000 kilometres of fibre optic, including more than a hundred communication nodes and a data centre.
Gilat’s solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defence and public safety.
Arieh Rohrstock, Corporate SVP and General Manager Gilat Peru, describes the operation and maintenance services for the transport network of the Cusco region as “an additional step in materializing Gilat's strategy to provide this service to the transport networks of all six regions that Gilat operates".
He also suggests that this could open the door for potential growth in additional regions and be “a significant milestone in bringing us closer to achieving our target of $50 million dollars in annual recurring revenues from Peru”.