Gilat Satellite Networks announced the start of delivery of broadband internet services to over half a million people in the three regions of Peru.
Gilat Satellite in 2015 won a three-region telecom project for an aggregate value of $285 million.
Gilat Satellite, entering the operational phase of the satellite-powered broadband project in Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Apurimac, aims to unlock access to revenue of ~$12 million per annum of operations fees, for a period of ten years.
“This significant milestone marks the realization of our objective to turn Peru into a source of profitable revenue, both from operational fees as well as the sale of additional services over the network,” Arieh Rohrstock, general manager Gilat Peru and Corporate VP, said.
The project will supply Internet connectivity to one thousand towns in the three regions, through the deployment of almost 5,000 km of fiber optic. The network will provide cellular backhaul to allow mobile network operators to reach rural villages for 3G/4G broadband mobile services.