Press release by Gilat
PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that Internet para Todos (IPT) in Peru is expanding its contract with Gilat, for 4G cellular backhaul services over the Internet.
IPT is a global collaborative between Telefónica, Meta (formerly Facebook), IDB Invest, and CAF. The initiative is bridging the digital divide in Latin America and providing internet connectivity to remote regions of Peru.
Gilat provides 4G cellular backhaul services over the internet that are being deployed at more than 100 new sites to provide coverage to rural zones through Gilat’s access network. The new multi-year contract addresses 4G connectivity to smaller villages and is expected to further grow over time.
“The services from Gilat have been instrumental in helping us to supply the population of Peru with broadband connectivity, even in the most rural regions,” said Teresa Gomes, CEO at IPT.
“It’s an honor to expand this important, continuing work with IPT, helping them to overcome technical and economic barriers to bridge the digital divide and increase connectivity in rural areas,” said Arieh Rohrstock, Corporate SVP and General Manager Gilat Peru.
Internet para Todos (IPT) was born as a global collaborative initiative between Telefónica and Facebook in order to bridge the digital divide in Latin America, under a sustainable and innovative model that would overcome the obstacles posed by carrying connectivity to rural areas with high geographical complexity. This initiative is joined by IDB Invest and CAF, which guided by the same goal of connecting the unconnected and confident that connectivity is an important lever for the development and transformation of people’s lives, consolidates the new company IPT as a Rural Mobile Infrastructure Operator – OIMR in Peru, starting operations on May 1st, 2019. IPT is the first ever Network as a Service designed to bring reliable internet to rural communities in Peru in an economically sustainable way.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).
Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com