Telefonica chooses Gilat to enhance Latin American backhaul

Telefonica chooses Gilat to enhance Latin American backhaul

There’s been further success in Latin America for satellite networking technology, solutions and services company Gilat.

Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS) has selected Gilat to extend 4G cellular backhaul over satellite for mobile operators serving rural areas in the northern part of Latin America. Within the framework of a multi-year agreement with TGS, Gilat will provide its SkyEdge II-c platform to increase support for large regional projects.

Gilat is already heavily involved in this region and is providing its 4G cellular backhaul over satellite solution to enable connectivity for millions of people throughout the most remote areas in the region.

TGS offers an ecosystem of satellite solutions for different applications and industries, with, it says, the highest quality guarantees, to bring communications to challenging environments or address the needs of specific and/or temporary situations.

TGS manages the international Wholesale, Global Roaming and Multinationals businesses in the Telefónica Group, along with the USA business. Telefonica is one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world.

“It is important for us to provide our customers with excellent service, expanding our partnerships and using the best and diversified available technology,” says Gustavo Arditti, Global Director of the Satellite Business Unit at Telefónica Global Solutions. “Gilat met those needs with good spectral efficiency and comprehensive regional support. In this way we continue our multi-service strategy which gives us flexibility to deliver the most suitable solution to each customer and to support our goal to bridge the digital divide.”


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