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Tier-1 Japanese mobile network carrier expanding 4G cellular network with Gilat satellite backhaul

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today it has received an order for additional VSATs from its Tier-1 mobile network carrier customer in Japan.

Using Gilat’s unique SkyEdge II-c cellular backhaul system, the mobile network carrier will be expanding their cellular backhaul over satellite. This will enable further growth of their 4G/LTE network into rural zones that are lacking fiber access.

“This additional order is a vote of confidence and a testament to the quality and effectiveness of our cellular backhaul over satellite solution,” said Michal Aharonov, Chief Commercial Officer at Gilat. “As a flexible and modular platform, SkyEdge II-c can readily support the advanced features present in the operator’s open architecture. With technology that enables timely deployment for network extension, Gilat is helping to create a dynamic that massively benefits the local population, as well as setting an enviable example of implementation that can be used by similar MNOs in other countries.”