Gilat’s Spacenet awarded multi-year contract

Satellite AfricaGilat Satellite Networks Ltd has chosen Spacenet to support its expansion plans to provide cost-effective broadband options across the country. (Image source: Stuart Miles)Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd has announced that its Spacenet subsidary has been awarded a five year base contract to enhance and provide network connectivity to more than 5,700 locations

The contract, which is worth more than US$20mn, includes an option to lengthen the five year base period of performance for three further periods of three years for a total potential contract period of 14 years.

“For more than a decade, Spacenet has provided a variety of managed network services to this organisation,” said Spacenet President and CEO, Glenn Katz.

“Our knowledge and experience with satellite-based services long enabled our client to provide high-speed connectivity at locations out of reach of terrestrial networks.

"Now, like many organisations having geographically disparate locations, this organisation is embracing the expansion of cost-effective broadband options all across the country and has selected Spacenet as one of its vendors to achieve its goals."

The new deal is all part of a drive towards lowering overall operating costs at the delivery service organisation, while improving the user experience at every location.

The agreement includes serving more than 1,900 sites with broadband connectivity and more than 3,800 sites with satellite-based VSAT technology.

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