Cable & Wireless Panama picks Gilat for broadband network expansion
Telecom Lead America: Cable & Wireless Panama has selected Gilat Satellite Networks, a provider of satellite networking innovation, solutions and services, for expanding its broadband network.
Sky-Edge II broadband network
Gilat will provide C&W with a Sky-Edge II broadband network, which will be used to deliver broadband Internet and telephony connectivity nationwide.
"Our decision to select Gilat once again to support us in our endeavor to provide a robust satellite network in Panama is a clear vote of our confidence in their tremendous track record with C&W over the years," said Jorge Nicolau, CEO of Cable & Wireless Panama.
The Sky-Edge II broadband network will enable Panamanians to access Internet applications just as interactive learning, as so then as telephony services.
"This project is another testament to Gilat's ability to address the special requirements of operators as they are tasked with providing reliable communication services in challenging environments," said Russell Ribeiro, regional vice-president of Latin America at Gilat.
The current network expansion
Under the current network expansion, C&W Panama will be deploying solar powered VSATs and Gilat will provide installation, maintenance and operation of the Sky Edge II hub equipment and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) gateways.
Using DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS, Gilat's SkyEdge II is a multi-service platform that enables the delivery of high-quality voice, broadband data and video services for diverse environments including enterprises, rural networks, cellular backhaul and government network applications.
Last year, SES and Gilat signed an agreement for the delivery of network equipment and Ka-band end user terminals for SES's satellite-based Internet service ASTRA2Connect.
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