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Telefonica del Peru extends rural broadband coverage with Gilat

Peruvian market leader Telefonica del Peru has placed orders for Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform to extend cellular and broadband coverage to rural areas nationwide.

Gilat’s X-Architecture has the flexibility to support any number of frequency bands, enabling a smooth migration from Ku to Ka frequency bands. 

As it enters the third and final phase of its Mobile License Renewal Contract (MLRC) with the Peruvian government, Telefonica del Peru ordered Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform – optimised for HTS with X-Architecture and Capricorn VSATs – for satellite-based cellular backhaul and rural broadband applications. Gilat previously supplied equipment to Telefonica for the MLRC project. 

“As we transition to High-Throughput Satellites, we chose Gilat from among four of the world’s top satellite communications solution providers," emphasized Carlos Flores, Mobile and Rural Concession Manager of Telefonica del Peru. “Gilat provided us with the best combination of technology, knowhow and added value.” 

“Gilat has been working with Telefonica del Peru intensively for years and has a deep understanding of their existing cellular backhaul network and future needs,” added Russell Ribeiro, VP Americas Accounts at Gilat Brazil. “Because our technology allows for a smooth migration path to Ka-band, we believe we are in a good position to help them meet their very demanding delivery schedule."

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