Kazakhstan’s largest operator Kcell has tapped Gilat Satellite Networks for a cellular backhaul project that will provide connectivity to hundreds of rural villages.
The project will be executed in partnership with service provider TelService under the ‘Digital Kazakhstan’ government initiative.
“We are pleased to be utilising Gilat’s cellular backhaul solution over satellite to provide rural coverage to the villages which require voice and data services,” said Kcell’s Chief Technical Officer Askar Yesserkegenov. “We are honored to be part of the ‘Digital Kazakhstan’ government program and support the goal of accelerating the economic growth and enhancing the living conditions of the rural population.”
“TelService chose to provide the expansion of Kcell’s coverage program with Gilat’s platform for cellular backhaul, due to the high quality, performance and spectral efficiency of Gilat’s solution,” said TelService General Director Vyacheslav Peretyatko.