Gilat will deliver services and equipment in support of Sprint’s network expansion
Petah Tikva, Israel, October 16, 2017 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that Sprint has expanded its contract with Gilat to include a three-year managed service project. This multi-million dollar project includes services and technology to enable Sprint to expand its network coverage.
Gilat will provide both services and the equipment to operate Sprint’s 3G & LTE networks in selected areas for cellular backhaul and other applications. Gilat will deliver services to remote cell sites over a three-year period with an optional extension, to support Sprint’s network coverage and expansion plans.
“We are gratified that Sprint has expanded our relationship to include managed services, further proving that satellite based LTE cellular backhauling is becoming mainstream with tier-1 MNOs for plentiful, quality and affordable broadband,” said Michal Aharonov, VP Commercial at Gilat. “This project is a testament not only to our ongoing technological leadership, but also to Gilat’s experience in delivering a highly reliable service, meeting the rigorous service level agreements (SLAs), which will enable Sprint to roll out its LTE network rapidly throughout the US.”
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. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com
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