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Peru Chooses Israeli Company To Establish Rural Telecommunications Network

The government of Peru has awarded a $108 million regional telecommunications infrastructure project to the Israeli company Gilat Satellite Networks.

The new project, which will be based in the Cusco region, is the latest awarded to Gilat by Fitel, Peru’s telecommunications investment fund. Gilat has projects currently underway in the regions of Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Apurimac. The projects will connect about 615 public institutions and 371 remote villages to broadband services.

“The fact that Gilat was awarded an additional regional project by Fitel for $108 million testifies to the confidence placed in our ability to deploy massive telecommunications projects under challenging conditions,” said Dov Baharav, chairman and interim CEO of Gilat. “On top of the bid, Gilat expects additional revenues to be generated by enabling cellular carriers to acquire network capacity to address the growing needs for voice, data, and internet in these regions.”

(via Israel21c)

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