Bolivia’s largest satellite network operator Entel has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge II solution for the government’s national digital inclusion initiative.
Under the terms of the project, valued at over $12 million, Gilat will supply Entel with a SkyEdge II VSAT platform, including HUB and VSATs, Teleport, DTH and solar solutions. The project also includes professional services for the central site installation, project management and training.
The network is to be used for the Bolivian government’s national digital inclusion initiative (PRONTIS) and will operate over the first Bolivian communications satellite, Tupac Katari, due to be launched in December 2013.
Entel Bolivia is using Gilat technology in other projects, including a recent order to expand an existing SkyEdge II network for 3G cellular backhaul.