Satellite networking technology, solutions and services company Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that it has won an award worth millions of dollars in orders for a project in Mexico involving cellular backhaul over satellite.
Gilat’s cellular backhaul solution is being used to connect hundreds of 4G sites within the CFE TEIT initiative, which aims to provide better access to information and communication technologies for all people throughout Mexico.
CFE TEIT – CFE Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos, or CFE Telecommunications and Internet for All – is the communications subsidiary of Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission.
Within the CFE TEIT framework, global satellite and hub operators are working with Gilat, which describes itself as the world’s most experienced 4G cellular backhaul over satellite solution provider, to provide the best available solution. Gilat says its leading technology and local presence are proving instrumental in addressing the special requirements of the CFE TEIT deployment.
It’s a deployment that has already attracted some high-profile partners this year. We reported in May that Axess Networks, a global provider of satellite communications solutions, planned to connect more than 700 new 4G nodes via satellite as part of the CFE TEIT programme.
In March we reported that, as part of the CFE TEIT initiative, Mexican telecommunications and entertainment company Stargroup planned to connect hundreds of remote cell towers using Hughes JUPITER System terminals and Hughes JUPITER 2 high-throughput satellite capacity. And also in March came the news that CFE TEIT and global communications company Viasat had signed an agreement to provide high-quality satellite connectivity to 850 underserved communities across Mexico.