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April 1, 2009

Spacenet Rural Communications deploys Gilat’s SkyEdge II network in Peru

The new network claims to deliver high-quality voice, broadband data and video services

By CBR Staff Writer

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that its business unit, Spacenet Rural Communications, is deploying a SkyEdge II network to cover various sites in Peru. The new network is being used to serve Peru’s national bank, Banco de la Nacion, as well as other private businesses.

With the migration to the new network, which includes a SkyEdge II hub and number of SkyEdge II IP VSATs, Peru’s Banco de la Nacion, as well as other enterprise customers, are expected to access enhanced voice and data networking services. This includes high-speed connectivity to allow high throughput for file transfer and transactional service applications such as ATMs and voice quality IP telephony. The new network is expected to provide Banco de la Nacion with a high availability system including VSAT redundancy.

Gilat Satellite has said that SkyEdge II is a standards-based system using DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS. It is claimed to enable the delivery of high-quality voice, broadband data and video services for diverse environments including enterprises, rural networks, cellular backhaul and government network applications.

Arieh Rohrstock, general manager of Spacenet Rural Peru, said: SkyEdge II provides us the competitive advantage we need to best serve the complex requirements of our customers. We are already benefiting from the platform’s high efficiency which is contributing to space segment savings. With increasing space segment prices and lack of available capacity, we intend to upgrade hundreds of more internet and data sites to the SkyEdge II platform, allowing us to continue growing with internet services while reducing bandwidth consumption.

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