Filipino operator Globe Telecom has awarded Gilat a three-year contract to enable Wi-Fi services over satellite to schools and hospitals, in addition to cellular backhaul throughout the Philippines.
The Wi-Fi Broadband multi-million US dollar award comes two years after Globe chose Gilat to deliver cellular backhaul over satellite in a five-year managed services project for 2G/3G/4G connectivity and emergency response.
“Globe chose Gilat’s multi-service platform and managed services for expanding its offering into additional critical segments such as schools and hospitals via the GoWIFI service,” said Alberto de Larrazabal, Chief Revenue Officer at Globe. “This important expansion comes on the heels of the managed service cellular backhaul project by Gilat.”
“We are committed to partnering with Globe to deliver Wi-Fi connectivity services to essential community institutions such as schools and hospitals,” said Abhay Kumar, Regional Vice President Asia-Pacific and North America for Gilat. “Gilat’s multi-application single platform and our managed service capabilities support our vision to deliver plentiful, quality and affordable broadband worldwide.”