In a press release by Gilat Satellite Networks, the company announced that it had received a contract for satellite network modernisation from Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia. As part of the contract, Gilat will deploy its SkyEdge II-c, hundreds of Capricorn and Gemini Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) to significantly improve satellite-based 4G cellular backhaul capabilities and enhance communications in remote areas across Ethiopia.
According to Mr Tesfaye Tadesse, Chief Network Infrastructure Officer at Ethio Telecom, “As part of our modernisation process, we carefully evaluated our options. Gilat’s technology, with its long history of proven satellite-based cellular backhaul experience, proved to be the right choice to enable reliable and efficient mobile connectivity and enterprise communications for Ethiopia.”
“We are proud to work with Ethio Telecom, one of Africa’s most innovative pioneering telecom companies. We value our long partnership with Ethio Telecom and are happy to be working with them, with the latest in satellite communications technology, to enable the highest levels of connectivity nationwide,” stated Yossi Gal, Vice President of Regional Sales at Gilat.
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