PLDT implementing VSAT network in Philippines with Gilat Satellite Networks

Gilat Satellite Networks is providing a Ku-band SkyEdge II VSAT network for the Filipino market leader PLDT.

Commissioned by Delnet International Corp, the Project will utilise Gilat’s SkyEdge II hub previously installed at an earth station in Pampanga, Philippines and operated by PLDT-subsidiary Cignal.

Gilat will also supply SkyEdge II Access and IP VSATs, especially commissioned for the PLDT project. The VSAT network will offer a wide range of voice and data interfaces to meet Enterprise connectivity requirements countrywide.

The system supports Auto Gain Control to address rain fade in the tropical environment of the Philippines, with each SkyEdge II VSAT adapting individually and automatically to weather conditions to ensure high availability at remote sites.

The SkyEdge II network will enable PLDT to offer Enterprise VSAT connectivity throughout the Philippine archipelago as part of its suite of IP-VPN connectivity solutions.  PLDT’s IP VSAT is an IP-based access solution that allows enterprise markets to extend data to its remote sites that are not reachable through terrestrial and fixed wireless solutions. 

“Our IP VSAT solution is an important addition to our service offering, ensuring ubiquitous last-mile access to enterprise customers,” shared PLDT Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise, International, and Carrier Business, Eric Alberto.

Stephane Palomba, Gilat Regional Vice President, Asia, said: “Our solution is uniquely suited to handle the challenges of the Philippine terrain and climate, and will help PLDT ensure enterprise-level connectivity throughout the country.”


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