[SatNews] Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) announces that Agencia Boliviana Espacial (ABE), the Bolivian Space Agency, placed an initial order for a SkyEdge II-c hub, high-throughput Gemini VSATs, SatCare maintenance and training as the basis for a national VSAT platform for its Tupac Katari Satellite Program.
“We have been providing space segment services since April of 2015. With our new satellite network in place, we will be able to offer complete connectivity solutions,” explained ABE Executive Director, Ivan Zambrana. “We believe that Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c technology will enable a range of high-quality, high-throughput services to our customers, making it the perfect match for our Tupac Katari satellite.”
“Once ABE launched its own satellite, we enabled them to become a fully integrated satellite operator,” added Russell Ribeiro, Gilat LATAM's Regional Vice President. "The first step was to acquire its own hub and VSATs to serve as the foundation of a nationwide network. The next step is to pursue opportunities together with government agencies, mobile operators and DTH companies for projects including elections, disaster recovery, Internet-to-home and more.”