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AfricaCom: Gilat showcases solutions for rural broadband

Along with X-Architecture, optimised for HTS, Gilat will also display its satellite-based solutions for expanding and upgrading cellular networks

dovGilat Satellite Networks Ltd is showcasing solutions for rural broadband via Satellite at AfricaCom 2015.

It will also highlight its new X-Architecture, optimised for High-Throughput Satellites (HTS), which enables satellite operators to dynamically support mobility, enterprise, cellular and consumer broadband markets – and different business models – all from a single platform.

“Africa offers a great potential for growth, as satellite communication connects previously isolated communities in the region more efficiently and cost-effectively than before. Gilat is well-placed to drive rural broadband solutions in Africa, and become the best partner to the new HTS providers who plan to deploy their services across the continent”, said Dov Baharav, Gilat’s Interim CEO and Chairman of the Board.

He continued: “Thanks to Gilat’s extensive experience in remote and rural parts of Latin America and Asia, we have seen how beneficial the delivery of broadband internet via satellite can be to the people in those areas. So we know that its impact on the lives of people in remote African locations will be similarly positive. Our revolutionary X-Architecture and SkyEdge II-c family of products, coupled with our NOC operation and overall services, will support a new HTS infrastructure era in Africa.”

At the event, Gilat will also display its satellite-based solutions for expanding and upgrading cellular networks:


  • Capricorn, the fastest VSAT on the market, which provides cellular backhaul capabilities of up to 200 Mbps, maximizing handset performance on 3G/LTE networks
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  • CellEdge, Gilat’s integrated small-cell over-satellite solution, which enables full turnkey deployment of 2G/3G networks in even the most remote regions
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  • Libra, Gilat’s hybrid satellite-cellular solution, which leverages cellular infrastructure to provide cost-effective rural connectivity