Gilat wins Mexico rural VSAT contract
Feb 05, 2013 (Globes - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT; TASE: GILT) has won a contract to supply over 7,000 SkyEdge VSATs (very small aperture terminals) in support of the Mexican government's new SCT 10K initiative to provide thousands of rural classrooms and government offices with satellite-based broadband Internet connectivity. The company will supply the systems to Mexican integrator ALEF Soluciones Integrales and satellite services provider GSAT Comunicaciones (GlobalSat).
Gilat has already has delivered and installed a new hub at the GlobalSat teleport in Tijuana.
"Satellite-based communication is proving a fundamental part of any government initiative to promote the advancement of public access to communication," said Gilat CP Latin America Russell Ribeiro. "Whether it's Internet access for rural classrooms or allowing citizens a broader range of government services, governments are looking for a solution that is both cost effective and easy to deploy."
ALEF general manager Angel Ruiz said, "Gilat and ALEF have a long standing relationship. Their faultless execution of previous projects, coupled with our familiarity of the integration capabilities and performance of the SkyEdge platform, allowed us the confidence to select Gilat as a premier vendor for this important national initiative."
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