We don’t know the name of the client, but it’s a big win anyway.

Gilat Satellite Networks of Petah Tikva has been awarded a contract to deliver and operate satellite-based LTE backhaul for a major telecommunications service provider in Latin America. The goal is to deliver broadband Internet connection to multiple locations across the country.

In telecom lingo, “backhaul” refers to the intermediate links between the core (or backbone) network, and the small subnetworks on the edges of the entire network. Backhaul often refers to the side of the network that communicates with the global Internet.

Satellite backhaul helps mobile network operators connect rural, mountainous and hard-to-serve areas where building a land-based network of towers and cables would cost too much.

The project includes Gilat’s technology and services as well as management via Gilat’s global Network Operation Center.

Gilat’s VP of global accounts Ron Levin said Gilat’s satellite-based LTE cellular backhauling services “are becoming mainstream for plentiful, quality and affordable broadband.”

Gilat has offices in 19 countries. In Latin America, it has branches in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.