Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) have announced the availability of a joint managed services solution, the companies said.
The offering to mobile network operators (MNOs) consists of a simple solution that adds 4G broadband infrastructure to their networks.
IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 4G provides an additional end-to-end managed solution for MNOs who want to upgrade existing Mobile Reach Solar 3G service or expand service footprints into regions where traditional terrestrial network buildouts are uneconomical due to reliability of infrastructure or geographic considerations.
The turnkey, solar-powered kit, similar to the Mobile Reach Solar 3G solution announced earlier this year, bundles connectivity provided by Intelsat´s Globalized Network with Gilat´s industry proven VSAT system for small cell and cellular backhaul. The combination provides everything an MNO needs to deliver 4G service, including power supply, mono-pole, and all satellite and cellular equipment.
The Mobile Reach Solar 4G small cell over satellite solution will help MNOs satisfy growing demand for advanced cellular services in Africa, the world´s fastest growing mobile phone market.
Gilat Satellite Networks is a global provider of satellite-based broadband communications with 30 years of experience.