Ubiquitous Coverage Affordably Achieved by Innovative CellEdge Solution
Petah Tikva, Israel, October 30, 2014 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced the successful deployment of the CellEdge small cell over satellite solution to 20 rural sites in Brazil, as part of its agreement with TIM Brasil, the second largest Brazilian operator and the leading company in the pre-paid segment.
TIM selected Gilat to provide a full turnkey solution of 3G coverage to the most remote regions of Paraná state in Brazil, which was delivered within their very tight deadline of two months. Gilat assumed complete responsibility for providing connectivity to these areas, ensuring that the project was handled in an efficient manner, including site acquisition, energy, 24m tower provision, installation, integration to the mobile core network of TIM and final ATP.
Gilat’s CellEdge small cell over satellite solution enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to provide enhanced cellular connectivity to any location, no matter how remote. The turnkey solution includes the VSAT, base station, tower, energy, logistics and installation for quick and easy deployment. CellEdge’s tight integration reduces power consumption and makes efficient use of the satellite space segment.
“TIM was required to provide 3G connectivity to some of Brazil’s most remote areas,” said Marco Di Costanzo, Director of TIM’s Mobile Network. “When we learned about Gilat’s unique CellEdge solution, coupled with their outstanding capabilities in rural areas, we were confident that they would deliver the turnkey project on spec and on time, and indeed they did.”
“We were honored to be selected by TIM for this challenging project,” said Russell Ribeiro, Regional Vice President – Sales of Gilat Latin America. “We are pleased that our innovative CellEdge small cell solution delivered on our customer’s expectations.”
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat’s high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com
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