Gilat to Provide SkyEdge 2 Enterprise Broadband Network in West Africa
December 10, 2009 | Staff Writer
Gilat Satellite Networks was awarded a contract from STL Ghana to provide its SkyEdge 2 broadband satellite network to serve STL Ghana’s customers throughout West Africa, Gilat announced Dec. 8.
Gilat will deliver a network comprising of two SkyEdge 2 hub stations and close to 1,000 VSAT terminals to STL Ghana, which will be used by West African enterprises, health care organizations and financial services firms. The network includes interactive data applications such as videoconferencing, virtual private networks, Voice-over-IP services, IP multicasting and broadband Internet connectivity.
“As West African economies expand, the need for cost-efficient, reliable satellite networking becomes more critical, as it represents one of the only available communications infrastructure in the region,” STL Ghana CTO Guy Shmuel said in a statement.