Gilat to Modernize Satellite Network for Ethio Telecom

Gilat Satellite Networks has been awarded a contract to modernize the satellite network for Ethio Telecom in Ethiopia. The project will utilize Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c with hundreds of Capricorn and Gemini VSATs to enhance the satellite-based 4G cellular backhaul capabilities and enterprise communications in remote areas of the country.

Ethio Telecom’s Chief Network Infrastructure Officer, Tesfaye Tadesse Woldesemayat, expressed satisfaction with the selection of Gilat for this project. He stated that after carefully evaluating their options, Gilat’s technology stood out for its proven track record in satellite-based cellular backhaul. He believes that this partnership will enable reliable and efficient mobile connectivity and enterprise communications, which will contribute to a brighter future for the people of Ethiopia.

Yossi Gal, Vice President of Regional Sales at Gilat, expressed pride in working with Ethio Telecom, lauding them as one of Africa’s most innovative and pioneering telecom companies. He also emphasized the value of the long-standing partnership between the two companies. With the latest satellite communications technology, Gilat aims to provide high levels of connectivity throughout the entire nation.

This contract signifies a significant step towards improving telecommunications infrastructure in Ethiopia. The use of satellite-based technology will bridge connectivity gaps in remote regions, enhancing communication capabilities for both individuals and businesses alike. The reliable and efficient connectivity provided by Gilat’s solution is expected to have a positive impact on various sectors, driving economic growth and development in the country.