Gilat contracted by Entel for USD12m project

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT) said it has received a letter of award for equipment and services from Entel S.A., the largest telecom operator and satellite network operator in Bolivia.

Under the terms of the project, valued at over USD12m, Gilat will supply Entel S.A. with a SkyEdge II VSAT platform, including HUB and VSATs, Teleport, DTH and solar solutions. The project also includes professional services for the central site installation, project management and training.

The network is to be used for the Bolivian government´s national digital inclusion initiative (PRONTIS) and will operate over the first Bolivian communications satellite, Tupac Katari, due to be launched in December 2013.

Entel S.A. is Bolivia´s largest telecom operator and the largest satellite network operator. Entel provides mobile, local, long distance public and rural telephony and Internet services. It is headquartered in La Paz, and is wholly owned by the Bolivian government.

Gilat Satellite Networks is a provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. For more information, visit us at www.gilat.com.

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