Gilat wins satellite backhaul deal from NTT Docomo to expand LTE

Gilat Satellite Networks has won a deal from Japan’s NTT Docomo for the deployment of LTE satellite backhaul to expand its LTE network coverage.
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Gilat in association with SKY Perfect JSAT (JSAT) will provide a solution for expanding rural coverage of NTT Docomo. Gilat’s satellite backhaul operated by JSAT’s JCSAT-4B satellite will enable this Docomo service in selected areas of Japan.

“NTT Docomo sees great value in satellite backhauling to extend its leading broad fiber network to islands, destinations, and areas where terrestrial coverage is not available,” said Takumi Togi, senior manager of Radio Access Network Engineering Department of NTT Docomo.

NTT Docomo selected Gilat after evaluation and further to Gilat’s proven track record in Japan and worldwide, solidifying Gilat’s LTE backhauling leadership, said Abhay Kumar, regional vice president Asia-Pacific, Japan and North America for Gilat.