SkyEdge II-c and hundreds of Gilat’s VSATs to enable enhanced satellite-based 4G cellular backhaul capabilities and enterprise communications

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that the company received a contract for satellite network modernisation at Ethio Telecom of Ethiopia.

Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c with hundreds of Capricorn and Gemini VSATs will be used to enable enhanced satellite-based 4G cellular backhaul capabilities and enterprise communications for remote regions of the country.

“As part of our modernization process, we carefully evaluated our options,” said Mr. Tesfaye Tadesse Woldesemayat, Chief Network Infrastructure Officer at Ethio Telecom. “Gilat’s technology, with its long history of proven satellite-based cellular backhaul experience, proved to be the right choice to enable reliable and efficient mobile connectivity and enterprise communications to enable a bright future for the people of Ethiopia.”

“We’re proud to be working with Ethio Telecom, one of Africa’s most innovative pioneering telecom companies,” said Yossi Gal, Vice President of Regional Sales at Gilat. “We value our long partnership with Ethio Telecom and are happy to be working with them, with the latest in satellite communications technology, to enable the highest levels of connectivity all across the nation.”