Cable & Wireless selects Gilat for Panama satellite network

Cable & Wireless selects Gilat for Panama satellite network

Cable & Wireless Communications has selected Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks to provide broadband internet and telephony connectivity across Panama.

The network expansion includes solar powered VSAT satellite ground stations, as well as installation, maintenance and operation of SkyEdge hub equipment and VoIP gateways. It will be supported by outbound capacity from Telesat’s TelStar 11N satellite.

“Our decision to select Gilat once again to support us in our endeavor to provide a robust satellite network in Panama is a clear vote of our confidence in their tremendous track record with C&W over the years. Gilat's ability to provide a bandwidth efficient, end-to-end solution, coupled with their support to operate the central hub activities, has allowed us to ensure that broadband connectivity, even at the most remote locations, is of the highest quality and reliability for our customers," said Jorge Nicolau, CEO of Cable & Wireless Panama.

Cable & Wireless Panama and Gilat have partnered since 2005. Satellite-based services utilising Gilat’s SkyEdge products are available at over 1,300 sites across the country.