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Africa Mobile Networks extends Gilat’s contract of powering Africa’s largest satellite cellular backhaul network

Africa Mobile Networks extends Gilat’s contract of powering Africa’s largest satellite cellular backhaul network

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Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd, a worldwide supplier of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced the extension of Gilat’s contract with Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) to power the largest satellite cellular backhaul network in Africa. AMN’s network enabled by Gilat’s technology serves multiple Tier-1 telcos in over 10 countries throughout Africa.

“AMN has selected Gilat, due to its superior technology, to further extend Africa’s largest satellite cellular backhaul network constructed by AMN and powered by Gilat’s VSAT technology,” said Michael Darcy, CEO AMN. “We are pleased to contribute to closing the digital divide by furthering the reach of our network to additional countries reaching more of the population in rural areas.”

“Gilat is honoured to enhance its long-standing partnership with AMN and to have been selected once again to provide high-quality solutions for cellular backhaul over satellite to serve Tier-1 telcos coverage throughput Africa,” said Michal Aharonov, Vice President, Global Broadband Networks at Gilat. “Gilat has provided over 2,000 VSATs to AMN and is pleased to participate in plans of site migrations from 2G/3G to 4G, as the requirement for data communication is rising.”

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