Hispasat awards Mexico contract to Gilat
December 23, 2020
By Chris Forrester
Gilat Satellite Networks, a major supplier of satellite networking technology, has received a contract from Madrid-based Hispasat to supply cellular backhaul connectivity for Mexico.
Hispasat will use Gilat technology to extend the service of Altan La Red Compartida, the shared telecommunications network in Mexico, to over 3 million people in Mexico. Mexico’s underserved rural population will benefit from 4.5G LTE coverage enjoying high-quality mobile broadband voice and data services.
Hispasat says it awarded Gilat a multi-million dollar order to expand the existing SkyEdge II-c platform that Hispasat operates in Mexico and procure Capricorn VSATs for cellular backhaul (CBH) over satellite.
“Gilat is a long-time partner of Hispasat, and we are most pleased to use their state of the art technology to fulfil the requirements of Altan La Red Compartida in this strategic project which aims to expand service to the most remote areas of Mexico,” said Ruben Levcovitz, Business Director for North and Central America at Hispasat. “Gilat’s CBH leadership delivering high spectral efficiency, enables Hispasat to reduce OPEX and remain competitive in Latin America and Mexico, in particular.”
Hispasat is owned by Red Electra Group.