Gilat’s cellular backhaul over satellite solution empowered TIM Brasil to provide mobile coverage to all of Brazil’s 5,570 municipalities
Petah Tikva, Israel, February 21, 2023 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that the company enabled TIM Brasil, a Tier-1 Mobile Network Operator (MNO), to be the first MNO to provide mobile coverage to all 5,570 cities in Brazil.
TIM Brasil’s coverage of 12 million hectares for the agrobusiness is largely possible due to Gilat’s cellular backhaul over satellite solution. The successful execution included timely remote installations by the Gilat team to ensure that 100% of Brazil’s cities have mobile network access provided by TIM Brasil, mostly being 4G, and thus turning the company into the largest mobile network in the country.
“TIM Brasil is the only MNO in the nation to cover all of Brazil’s municipalities. We are extremely proud of this achievement, a major step forward in digital inclusion and in fostering economic and human development,” said Marco Di Costanzo, Network Director at TIM Brasil.” Reaching this goal wouldn’t have been possible without the strong and continuous support of the entire Gilat team, working closely with us to connect sites in the most remote regions of the country.”
“We are very happy to support TIM Brasil in accomplishing this impressive objective, which represents a great start to 2023,” said Michal Aharonov, Chief Commercial Officer at Gilat. “Gilat’s industry-leading technology enables TIM to extend their presence from urban centers to the countryside. We are proud to partner with TIM in this important journey to bridge the digital divide with 4G access across the country.”
About TIM Brasil
“To evolve together with courage, transforming technology into freedom” is the purpose of TIM, which operates throughout Brazil with telecommunications services, leading 4G coverage. The company is recognized for leading important market movements – in line with its signature, “Imagine the possibilities”, the company is a pioneer in 5G trials in the country and had a leading role in the next generation mobile networks frequency auction, which will revolutionize several segments of the Brazilian Industry.
For being committed to the best environmental, social and governance practices, TIM integrates important portfolios of the Brazilian stock exchange, such as the New Market (Novo Mercado), the S & P / B3 Brasil ESG, the Carbon Efficient Index (ICO2) and the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). It is listed on the Sustainability Yearbook 2022, that reunites the most sustainable companies in the world, and it was the first telephone company recognized by the Federal Controller General (CGU) with the “Pro-ethics” seal and the ISO 370001 certificate, related to actions against bribery.
TIM values a more diverse and inclusive organizational culture and works to fight prejudice and bring awareness about the topic to the society. These activities have led the company to receive important acknowledgments: it is present in the Bloomberg Gender Equity Index and leads, among Brazilian and Telecom companies in the world, the Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index, that evaluates the performance of more than 11 thousand companies. For more information, access: www.tim.com.br
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications.
With over 30 years of experience, we create and deliver deep technology solutions for satellite, ground and new space connectivity and provide comprehensive end-to-end solutions and services, 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.
Delivering high value solutions, our portfolio is comprised of a cloud-based platform and high performance satellite terminals designed to work in harmony with satellite constellations, including Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS) and Software-Defined Satellites (SDS) in multiple orbits; high performance Satellite On-the-Move (SOTM) antennas; and highly efficient, high-power Solid State Power 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, mobility, cellular backhaul, military, government, and enterprise, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com
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