Gilat Satcom connects DRC customers over O3b Network

Gilat Satcom has gone live on O3b´s unique ´Fiber in the Sky´ satellite network, offering latency and throughput comparable to fiber over the O3b satellite-enabled global network, the company said.

A member of the Eurocom Group and winner of best satellite service for 2016 in Capacity Africa, Gilat Satcom offers satellite and fiber-based connectivity solutions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The company operates three international teleports in Europe and the Middle East, multiple hubs/PoPs in Africa, Europe and the US. Gilat Satcom is currently delivering vital connectivity across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including to the capital city of Kinshasa.

For Gilat Satcom´s mobile network operator (MNO) and Internet service provider (ISP) customers, the improved reliability of O3b´s fiber-in-the-sky solution will make an enormous difference.

The O3b link enables high-speed broadband Internet access, mobile LTE and 3G data traffic, and is used to backup and compliment the fiber infrastructure. The O3b solution provides superior reliability through both route and site diversity, resulting in a high availability, high performance service.

O3b Networks provides global managed communication services and operates both a state-of-the-art fleet of high throughput, low latency satellites and a global terrestrial infrastructure.

Gilat Satcom is a communication solutions provider that offers satellite and fibre-based connectivity solutions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.