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Gilat secures $10m order from Internet Para Todos

Gilat will be connecting over 800 sites and providing high speed connectivity to more than 1m people in rural areas in Peru.

Gilat Satellite Networks has received a follow-on six-year order worth over $10m from Internet Para Todos (IPT) to deliver Cellular Backhaul services in rural areas of Peru.

IPT is a collaborative initiative involving Telefónica, Meta, IDB Invest and The Latin America Development Bank (CAF) aimed at bridging the digital divide in Latin America through a sustainable model that addresses connectivity challenges in rural and geographically complex regions.

Building on previous contracts, Gilat will enhance its 4G Cellular Backhaul services for IPT over terrestrial networks across the 700 sites it currently operates in six Peruvian regions and 100 new sites in the Peruvian jungle. This upgrade will provide high-speed terrestrial connectivity to over 1m additional people in rural areas.

Commenting on the deal, Teresa Gomes De Almeida, General Manager of IPT, said: “We are excited to have closed this significant agreement, which will allow us to continue connecting Peruvians in rural areas in a sustainable way. We are very pleased to have found a partner that shares our vision of closing gaps and fostering inclusive development, ensuring that all Peruvians have access to the opportunities offered by connectivity.”

Arieh Rohrstock, Corporate SVP and General Manager of Gilat Peru, added: “We are deeply honoured to continue our collaboration with IPT in addressing the technical and economic obstacles to bridging the digital divide and boosting connectivity in rural regions. This vote of confidence in Gilat’s expertise and abilities to both improve internet speeds and extend coverage to hundreds of rural villages aligns with our vision of the right of all people to be connected.”