Network expansion and 10 years of services to address the growing needs for internet in additional parts of the Amazonas region
Petah Tikva, Israel, January 16, 2024 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that the company was awarded a $17 million contract by Pronatel for the expansion of a regional telecommunications project in Peru.
Through this new activity, Pronatel (Programa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) is expanding the original 2018 agreement with Gilat. In coordination with the Amazonas regional government, Pronatel is expanding the project to include connectivity to 35 new localities and dozens of new public institutions, including schools and health posts, within the Amazonas region of the country. Additionally, Gilat will implement several free Wi-Fi hotspots and a community tele-center that includes computers, printers, and internet services for a period of 10 years.
“Through this expansion to the Broadband Project for the Amazonas region, 37 additional schools and 6 additional health posts will now have internet access to promote telehealth, tele-education, and the utilization of technological tools among the citizens,” said Sarita Vílchez Castellanos, executive director of the Pronatel National Telecommunications Program. “Citizens will also benefit from a new digital access center and additional public squares with free Wi-Fi, further promoting inclusion and digital literacy among citizens in rural areas.”
“Now that the necessary infrastructure for the Amazonas region is nearly competed, this expansion with Pronatel will serve the people of the region well as we move into the operational phase of the project in earnest,” said Arieh Rohrstock, General Manager Gilat Peru and Gilat’s Corporate SVP. “Working together with Pronatel and the regional government, we’re proud to provide people more access to resources and information, bridging the digital divide and fulfilling the right of all people to be connected.”
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With over 35 years of experience, we create and deliver deep technology solutions for satellite, ground and new space connectivity and provide comprehensive, secure end-to-end solutions and services for mission-critical operations, powered by our innovative technology. We believe in the right of all people to be connected and are united in our resolution to provide communication solutions to all reaches of the world.
Our portfolio includes a diverse offering to deliver high value solutions for multiple orbit constellations with very high throughput satellites (VHTS) and software defined satellites (SDS). Our offering is comprised of a cloud-based platform and high-performance satellite terminals; high performance Satellite On-the-Move (SOTM) antennas; highly efficient, high-power Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC) and includes integrated ground systems for commercial and defense, field services, network management software, and cybersecurity services.
Gilat’s comprehensive offering supports multiple applications with a full portfolio of products and tailored solutions to address key applications including broadband access, mobility, cellular backhaul, enterprise, defense, aerospace, broadcast, government, and critical infrastructure clients all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com
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