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Gilat Deploys 3G Small Cell Network for TIM Brasil in Only Two Months 

October 30, 2014

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced the successful deployment of the CellEdge small cell over satellite solution to 20 rural sites in Brazil, as part of its agreement with TIM Brasil, the second largest Brazilian operator and the leading company in the pre-paid segment.

TIM selected Gilat to provide a full turnkey solution of 3G coverage to the most remote regions of Paraná state in Brazil, which was delivered within their very tight deadline of two months. Gilat assumed complete responsibility for providing connectivity to these areas, ensuring that the project was handled in an efficient manner, including site acquisition, energy, 24m tower provision, installation, integration to the mobile core network of TIM and final ATP.

Gilat's CellEdge small cell over satellite solution enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to provide enhanced cellular connectivity to any location, no matter how remote. The turnkey solution includes the VSAT, base station, tower, energy, logistics and installation for quick and easy deployment. CellEdge's tight integration reduces power consumption and makes efficient use of the satellite space segment.