Gilat Satellite Networks announced that it signed a $153.6 million deal with Peru’s Fitel for two additional telecommunications infrastructure projects.
Gilat will generate additional revenues by selling network capacity to cellular carriers to address the needs for voice, data, and internet, as well as the development of platforms for e-learning, e-health and e-government.
Gilat is already working with Fitel in the regions of Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Apurimac and Cusco. Gilat said the satellite infrastructure company will be completing the project in the existing regions soon.
Gilat, as per the new contract, will build the infrastructure for connecting schools, police stations and health centers in the Amazonas region for $108 million and the Ica region for $45.6 million.
“The fact that Gilat was awarded two additional regional projects by Fitel for over $153 million testifies to the confidence placed in our ability to deploy massive telecommunications projects under challenging conditions,” said Arieh Rohrstock, General Manager of Gilat Peru.