Gilat has worked on several projects in Africa to bridge the digital divide, including Spacecom and ST Engineering iDirect.
Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) has deployed Gilat hubs and placed additional orders of Gilat cellular backhaul terminals to serve multiple Tier-1 Telcos in Africa.
Commenting on the partnership, Michael Darcy, CEO of AMN, said: “AMN has selected Gilat, due to its superior cellular backhaul over satellite technology, to support the extension of Africa’s largest satellite-based network. We are pleased to contribute to closing the digital divide by furthering the reach of our network with Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c Capricorn VSATs, reaching more of the population in Africa.”
Michal Aharonov, Chief Commercial Officer at Gilat, added: “Gilat highly values its long-lasting partnership with AMN and shares a common goal of enhancing the lives of people in Africa with high-quality connectivity. Gilat is working closely with AMN to further expand cellular backhaul reach in additional sites and regions throughout the coming years, including migration to 4G as the requirement for data communication rises.”