Brian Blum
March 18, 2018

Wiring the world for Internet connectivity these days no longer requires wires. New connections – including superfast broadband – are more often delivered via satellite. And Petah Tikva-based Gilat Satellite Networks is one of the world leaders.

The company announced this week that it has signed up Hispasat to provide broadband commercial services in Mexico. With operations in Spain and Latin America, Hispasat distributes Spanish and Portuguese television content and provides satellite broadband services to governments, corporations and telecommunications operators.

The deal with Hispasat potentially will put tens of thousands of Gilat’s VSAT remote terminals across Mexico. The VSATs will communicate with the Amazonas-5 satellite.

The sale specifically includes Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c VSATs and central hub.

Gilat vice president Ron Levin added the SkyEdge II-c will “bring quality, plentiful and affordable broadband to unserved and underserved regions throughout Mexico.”

Hispasat says it will offer its customers broadband Internet, Wi-Fi connectivity in semi-urban and rural locations, and mobility applications to government and private sector clients.

Gilat chief commercial officer Ignacio Sanchis said the Gilat-Hispasat partnership is just the start and that the two companies “are cooperating in multiple projects around the globe.”

Gilat was last on our radar in November 2017 when we wrote about a deal that saw Gilat bringing broadband Internet to another Latin America country.

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