Gilat Peru Wins $12.8 Million Contract With Peruvian Ministry of Education to
Connect Thousands of Schools Nationwide
SkyEdge II-c Solution Featuring Award Winning Aries VSAT Will be Used to
Connect 2,600 Rural Schools to Broadband Internet Services
PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite
Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking
technology, solutions and services, today announced it was awarded a three
year contract by the Peruvian Ministry of Education to provide SkyEdge II-c
hub and 'Aries' VSAT equipment, installation, maintenance and technical
support, aimed to provide Internet connectivity to 2,600 schools nationwide.
The contract, valued at $12.8 million, is part of the Ministry's Directorate
General of Educational Technologies' (DIGETE) initiative to bring internet
connectivity to thousands of Peruvian school children in an effort to reduce
educational disparities in the country.
Gilat's SkyEdge II-c Aries is a compact high-throughput VSAT, designed to
enable high speed broadband services and FUP (Fair Use Policy) while meeting
cost efficiencies which are at the heart of government sponsored projects.
"Broadband-over-satellite forms a crucial component of our goal to provide an
increasing number of school children with access to computer technology," said
Sandro Marcone Flores, Head of the Directorate General of Educational
Technologies. "We are delighted to have Gilat's strong track record support us
in this important national initiative."
"This award complements the tens of thousands of schools around the world
already supported by Gilat's VSATs," said Danny Fridman, Gilat Peru and
Colombia CEO. "We have been an active partner for the Peruvian government in
several key communication initiatives in the country and we are proud to be
part of improving the quality of education for Peruvian children."
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT) is a leading provider
of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat
develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment
equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band
market. In addition, Gilat enables mobileSOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move)
solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power
amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based
services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the
United States, Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more
than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and
operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions,
including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural
communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security
and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical
communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's
high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at
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