To sustain growth and improve their bottom line, mobile network operators (MNOs) seek ways to retain and expand their customer base by improving coverage, availability and service, all while reducing operational costs. One way to do this is to capitalize on the growing demand for mobile voice and data services in metro and metro-edge areas, as well as in rural areas. While satellite backhaul has traditionally focused on remote regions, the need for fast data network deployments and the new satellite economics are driving cellular backhaul over satellite into the mainstream and providing new business opportunities.
At the same time, there is massive evolution going on in the satellite communication industry. Satellite capacity is growing faster than ever before, as next generation satellite technology is evolving to multi-orbit constellations that include Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) constellations and Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS). Customer demands are increasingly growing, driving the use of satellite backhauling for additional communication purposes. This next generation of satellite communication will enable ubiquitous connectivity for fixed and mobility sites anywhere, will extend 5G and mobile Edge computing to serve remote sites and will enable mass market growth to connect IoT devices everywhere.
Gilat’s cellular solutions allow MNOs around the world to achieve true LTE speeds while overcoming the inherent delay in satellite communications. Our market leading cellular backhaul solutions for 3G/4G networks deliver terrestrial-quality speeds at a comparable cost but can be deployed at a fraction of the time it takes to deploy terrestrial solutions. Our proven 5G solution has been designed to support demanding 5G applications, advanced edge computing for IoT aggregation as well as 5G VPN networks.
To support satellite-based network backup, our VSATs for cellular backhaul can be installed at either fixed or mobile (cellular on wheels) sites to rapidly and cost-effectively extend cellular coverage, provide emergency response connectivity and ensure critical business continuity. When a terrestrial network fails, Gilat’s satellite backhaul kicks in to minimize the impact on ongoing connectivity. The VSAT network is completely independent of the terrestrial backhaul network.
To help MNOs get the most out of our VSAT systems, Gilat offers complete, integrated solutions that include satellite connectivity, fully managed services, remote network operation, call center support and hub and field operations.