Ruralweb selects Gilat for rural broadband network

Gilat VSAT
Gilat Satellite Networks today revealed that Ruralweb Telecomunicacoes will be implementing its solution for rural broadband VSAT network.

“We chose Gilat for three reasons: expert support, service level assurance and an attractive pricing scheme,” said Marcus Kruel, Ruralweb’s CEO. “These criteria, combined with Gilat’s excellent track record in Brazil, enabled us to enter the rural broadband market relatively quickly and easily.”

Ruralweb is a Brazilian company providing fixed satellite Internet and IP services all round the country. The Ruralweb VSAT network will be delivering broadband Internet service to hundreds of rural remote sites across Brazil.

The Ruralweb broadband Internet service will be supported by Gilat’s cloud-based Network Operation Center. The NOC services include helpdesk, 24×7 network surveillance, exchange-to-exchange responsibility and all operations support systems.

Gilat recently announced that it will provide voice and high-speed data to ten villages in the states of Adamawa, Borno, Kano, Katsina, Oyo and Yobe in the North East of Nigeria. The Village Island system of the company will be deployed in each village providing a full communications system that includes VSATs, Wi-Fi routers, solar power, two communal tablets per village and service management.