Antel implementing VSAT network in Uruguay

Uruguay’s OpenSky, the systems integrator for state-owned operator Antel, has ordered an initial VSAT network for the operator from Gilat Satellite Networks.

Antel intends to use the VSAT network to provide Internet access to schools as well as services for enterprise and defence-related entities across the country. The order – for a fully-redundant SkyEdge II hub and 250 remote sites operating in Ku- and C-band, including installation, training and 36 months of extended SatCare support – is scheduled for roll-out in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Martin Villalba, CEO of OpenSky, said: “We were looking for a technologically strong satellite platform provider to meet a very demanding set of needs. Gilat was the logical choice.”

“Our cooperation with OpenSky has opened up an entirely new market for us,” added Erez Antebi, Gilat's CEO. "With this initial network in place, OpenSky is well positioned to offer additional satellite communications solutions.”


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