Gilat’s CellEdge SDR provides a cost-effective solution for meeting the growing market need, of extending coverage into rural areas
Petah Tikva, Israel, November 1, 2016 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today its revolutionary CellEdge SDR (Software Defined Radio) small-cell-over-satellite solution, for delivery of 3G and 4G coverage to underserved or unserved areas.
Gilat’s CellEdge SDR is designed for the growing need of delivering high quality broadband and voice services to remote and rural regions. Gilat’s small cell solution is tightly integrated with the satellite backhaul, thus optimizing bandwidth capacity and reducing bandwidth cost.
This Software Defined Radio platform supports both 3G and 4G services simultaneously and enables seamless migration from 3G to 4G, when required. CellEdge SDR is a flexible, low power, cost-efficient outdoor small- cell-over-satellite solution, and is equipped with a solar power option. CellEdge SDR is complemented by Gilat’s end-to-end turnkey services including installation, integration and managed services.
“The need to rapidly extend 3G and 4G services to remote regions is one of the major drivers for satellite backhaul,” said Christopher Baugh, President of NSR, a leading satellite and space market research firm. “Considering the need for delivering broadband services economically, the combination of small cell access with satellite backhaul should prove attractive to many operators.”
“Gilat’s CellEdge SDR is a carrier-grade cost-effective solution designed for delivering the same level of user experience as terrestrial networks,” explained Hagay Katz, Head of the VSAT Line of Business at Gilat. “This game-changing solution reinforces our leading position in mobile backhaul solutions. With CellEdge SDR, mobile network operators can now extend coverage and provide profitable services anywhere.”
CellEdge SDR is currently available worldwide for 3G and 4G services with several installations underway including the recently announced project with the Australian telecommunication leader, Optus.
To learn more about CellEdge SDR and Gilat’s broadband solutions, join us November 15-17 at AfricaCom 2016, Cape Town Convention Centre, booth #D1.
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 90 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. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com
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