Satnews Daily
September 15th, 2016

Gilat Brings SATCOM Cell Solution To Optus For Australia

An innovative and cost effective SATCOM solution to address unserved and underserved areas in the regional and remote areas of Australia with 3G cell coverage has been gained by Optus from Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) (TASE: GILT).

Gilat Satellite Network's CellEdge SDR.

Gilat’s CellEdge SDR small-cell-over-satellite solution will extend Optus 3G cellular coverage along some of the major highways of the Northern Territory and Western Australia and will provide a ‘check in’ capability. Gilat offers an integrated solution, which combines small cell and VSAT functionality and allows for the cost effective and fast deployment of cellular coverage.

According to Paul Sheridan, Vice President, Optus Satellite, Gilat’s small-cell-over-satellite solution enables his company to provide mobile connectivity to unserved and underserved areas with an innovative and cost effective solution under challenging environmental conditions in regional Australia.