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Gilat Selected by Cable & Wireless Panama for Broadband Network Expansion

10 July 2012


Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.  has been selected by Cable & Wireless Panama (C&W), Panama's largest telecommunications operator, to provide a Sky-Edge II broadband network that will be used to deliver broadband Internet and telephony connectivity nationwide.

Cable & Wireless Panama has partnered with Gilat since 2005, providing satellite based services utilizing Gilat's SkyEdge and SkyEdge II products with over 1,300 sites now in operation. The network enables Panamanians to access Internet applications such as interactive learning, as well as telephony services.

The current network expansion includes solar powered VSATs as well as installation, maintenance and operation of the Sky Edge II hub equipment and VoIP gateways. The solar-powered solution will be supported by new outbound capacity from Telesat's TelStar 11N.

"Our decision to select Gilat once again to support us in our endeavor to provide a robust satellite network in Panama is a clear vote of our confidence in their tremendous track record with C&W over the years. Gilat's ability to provide a bandwidth efficient, end to end solution, coupled with their support to operate the central hub activities, has allowed us to ensure that broadband connectivity, even at the most remote locations, is of the highest quality and reliability for our customers," said Jorge Nicolau, CEO of Cable & Wireless Panama.