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Intelsat and Gilat sign multi-year contract

Intelsat and Gilat Satellite Networks have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for Gilat Colombia

Intelsat and Gilat Satellite Networks have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for Gilat Colombia. The contract will facilitate leveraging capacity on Intelsat’s Ku-band satellite at 332.5-degrees East to support the Kioscos Vive Digital 2 (KVD 2) project.

KVD 2 provides connectivity to rural and remote communities and schools in six regions in Colombia within a framework established by the Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

Gilat’s SkyEdge 2 WebEnhance VSAT was also chosen to be used in four regions for the project, including those regions serviced by Gilat Colombia. The company will use Intelsat’s network and services for the three-year initiative. Gilat will also integrate its WebEnhance platform with Intelsat’s satellite services to provide Internet connectivity to 1,903 kiosks.