Gilat Satellite wins contract from Telefonica for Chile

Gilat Satellite wins contract from Telefonica for Chile

Gilat Satellite Networks announced its contract with Telefonica Global Solutions (TGS), a facilitator in global connections, to equip the strategic teleport in Arica, Chile.

The global provider of satellite-based broadband communications said in a press release that the Arica teleport 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, said the release.

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.

Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS) delivers international services and platforms to multinational companies, wholesale carriers, fixed and mobile operators, OTTs, service providers, and aggregators.