18 January 2022
Israel's Gilat Satellite Networks is helping a mobile network operator (MNO) in Japan expand its 4G cellular network with cellular backhaul system.
The MNO placed orders for Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c cellular backhaul system and these will be used to expand cellular backhaul over satellite, bringing the 4G/LTE network into rural zones that lack fiber access. Giat did not name the company but described it as a “tier-1” MNO.
“As a flexible and modular platform, SkyEdge II-c can readily support the advanced features present in the operator’s open architecture," said Gilat chief commercial officer Michal Aharonov. "With technology that enables timely deployment for network extension, Gilat is helping to create a dynamic that massively benefits the local population, as well as setting an enviable example of implementation that can be used by similar MNOs in other countries.”
Gilat recently announced SkyEdge II-c deals for an MNO in Asia, satellite service provider in Eurasia, and African backhaul provider Africa Mobile Networks.