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Major telecom service provider in Latin America Selects Gilat for managed service cellular backhaul project

(31 October 2017 - Gilat Satellite Networks) Gilat Satellite Networks, a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it was awarded by a major Telecom Service Provider in Latin America full responsibility to deliver and operate satellite-based LTE backhaul, for the purpose of delivering high-performance broadband to multiple locations.

Gilat was chosen for this end-to-end managed services project due to its proven expertise with LTE satellite backhaul deployments at tier-1 mobile network operators and its managed services capabilities being executed around the globe. The project was awarded following excellent results in extensive acceptance tests performed by the customer.

The project includes Gilat’s technology and services, as well as 24×7-network operation and management via Gilat’s global Network Operation Center (NOC). The service is designed to meet the customer’s high standards and is to be managed per an agreed Service Level Agreement (SLA).

“We are excited to have been awarded this managed service LTE backhauling project, by a major Telecom Service Provider in Latin America, further proving that satellite based LTE cellular backhauling is becoming mainstream for plentiful, quality, and affordable broadband,” said Ron Levin, VP Global Accounts 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 end-to-end service, meeting rigorous SLAs, to provide high performance broadband, to satisfy the growing demand for quality Internet service.”

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks 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.