Globe awards Gilat a three-year contract for delivering satellite based WiFi in addition to cellular backhaul services
(9 July 2019 - Gilat Satellite Networks) Gilat Satellite Networks announced today that Globe Telecom, the leading telecom company in the Philippines, has chosen Gilat for a three-year multi-million US dollar contract, to enable WIFI service over satellite to schools and hospitals, in addition to cellular backhaul throughout the Philippines.
The WIFI Broadband multi-million US dollar award comes two years after Globe chose Gilat to deliver cellular backhaul over satellite in a five-year multi-million US dollar managed service project for 2G/3G/4G connectivity and for emergency response.
“Globe chose Gilat’s multi-service platform and managed service for expanding its offering into additional critical segments such as schools and hospitals via the GoWIFI service,” said Alberto de Larrazabal, Chief Revenue Officer at Globe. “This important expansion comes on the heels of the managed service cellular backhaul project by Gilat and is due to our confidence in Gilat in providing excellent user experience and fast implementation.”
“We are gratified by Globe’s renewed trust and confidence in Gilat and are committed to partnering with Globe to deliver WIFI connectivity services to essential community institutions such as schools and hospitals,” said Abhay Kumar, Regional Vice President Asia-Pacific and North America for Gilat. “Gilat’s multi-application single platform and our managed service capabilities support our vision to deliver plentiful, quality and affordable broadband worldwide.”
Globe Telecom is the leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region.
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.