Gilat to Enhance Satellite-Based 4G Cellular Backhaul in Ethiopia

Gilat Satellite Networks has secured a contract for satellite network modernization with Ethio Telecom in Ethiopia. The company will deploy its SkyEdge II-c technology along with hundreds of Capricorn and Gemini VSATs to enable enhanced satellite-based 4G cellular backhaul capabilities and enterprise communications in remote regions of the country.

Ethio Telecom’s Chief Network Infrastructure Officer, Tesfaye Tadesse Woldesemayat, expressed satisfaction with the choice of Gilat’s technology. He stressed that the company carefully evaluated its options and Gilat’s long history of proven satellite-based cellular backhaul experience made it the right choice for reliable and efficient mobile connectivity and enterprise communications, thereby enabling a bright future for the people of Ethiopia.

Yossi Gal, Vice President of Regional Sales at Gilat, expressed pride in working with Ethio Telecom, highlighting it as one of Africa’s most innovative and pioneering telecom companies. Gilat values its long-standing partnership with Ethio Telecom and is happy to leverage the latest satellite communications technology to provide the highest levels of connectivity across the nation.

This partnership between Gilat and Ethio Telecom will contribute to the modernization efforts of the Ethiopian telecommunications sector, ensuring improved connectivity in remote areas. With the deployment of the SkyEdge II-c and hundreds of VSATs, Ethiopia will benefit from enhanced mobile connectivity and enterprise communications capabilities, facilitating economic growth and development in the country.

As Ethiopia continues to expand its telecommunications infrastructure, satellite-based solutions play a crucial role in bridging the connectivity gap in remote and underserved regions. Ethio Telecom’s collaboration with Gilat demonstrates the commitment to leveraging advanced technologies to overcome geographical barriers and provide reliable and efficient communication services to all corners of the country.