Broadband for Rural Schools and Cellular Services
Gilat to combine its SkyEdge II-c VSATs and CellEdge small cells to meet the rural communications requirements of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC)
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that Dizengoff Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of UK-based Balton CP Limited, selected Gilat to implement a turnkey solution for the delivery of broadband and cellular services via satellite throughout rural Ghana.
Gilat will deploy its SkyEdge II-c hub, which is capable of supporting multiple applications. Gilat’s Gemini VSATs will deliver broadband services to schools, while its Capricorn VSATs, in conjunction with its solar-powered CellEdge small cells, will extend cellular service for several leading MNOs in Ghana.
With its new network, Dizengoff Ghana will be able to meet the rural communications requirements of GIFEC as set forth by the Ghana government.
“Gilat was the only company capable of providing us with a full turnkey solution for the delivery of broadband to schools, as well as cellular service expansion, all on a single platform,” explained Patrick Attia, General Manager, Communication at Dizengoff Ghana. “The demanding rollout calls for installation and operation by November of this year.”
“The Ghana deal is an example of the kind of national infrastructure projects that Gilat is perfectly suited for,” commented Michal Aharonov, VP Global Accounts & Telecom Services at Gilat. “Not only can we provide a comprehensive VSAT end-to-end solution, we also have vast experience in turnkey deployments and integration with MNO core networks, to extend coverage to rural areas.”
About Dizengoff Ghana
Dizengoff Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of Balton CP Limited, a UK-based international corporation, has been operating in Ghana since its independence in 1957, providing products and solutions in the fields of Communication Technology, Agriculture and Electro-engineering. With a reputation for excellent post-sale services and strengthened partnerships with world-leading international manufacturers, Dizengoff Ghana is a one stop shop providing high-quality solutions coupled with the best innovation in all the fields it operates in. For more information, please visit http://www.dizengoffgh.com/
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 90 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's high-performance SOTM solutions. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds.