Globe awards Gilat ‘multi-million dollar’ contract for cellular backhaul

12 Jan 2021

Gilat Satellite Networks announced yesterday (11 January) that Filipino operator Globe Telecom has awarded it a multi-million US dollar managed service contract for the expansion of cellular backhaul over satellite services. The satellite networking developer says its solution will deliver a ‘robust end-to-end solution’ to help Globe meet its goal of providing high-quality services throughout the Philippines. With demand for data connectivity in the Philippines growing sharply, Gilat’s cellular backhaul over satellite option is designed to bring a quick solution, avoiding issues that hamper the swift rollout of fibre – particularly in areas with challenging terrain. In a press release, Gilat, claims its ‘SkyEdge II-c platform for 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G, will provide Globe with a complete solution to provide its customers with the most resilient service’, adding, ‘Gilat’s solution provides Globe with flexibility, to seamlessly and quickly relocate VSATs between sites’.

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