Gilat secures three-year deal from Globe to deliver satellite-based Wi-Fi and cellular backhaul

10 Jul 2019

Gilat Satellite Networks, a leading developer of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has secured a three-year multi-million US dollar contract with Filipino operator Globe Telecom, to enable Wi-Fi broadband-over-satellite to schools and hospitals, in addition to cellular backhaul throughout the Philippines. Gilat notes that the latest deals follows the signing of a five-year managed service contract with the telco in 2017 to deliver cellular backhaul over satellite for 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity, and for emergency response services.

‘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 Telecom. ‘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.’

Philippines, Gilat Satellite Networks, Globe Telecom (incl. Innove)