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China Unicom deploys Gilat's satellite-based cellular backhaul solution

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China Unicom is deploying a satellite based cellular backhaul from Gilat Satellite Networks to enhance its GSM mobile connectivity in China's Xinjiang region. The deployment of Gilat's SkyAbis cellular backhaul solution enables China Unicom's expansion of GSM services to regions where it was not economically feasible before.

China Unicom initially deployed a Gilat VSAT network in 2005, to provide rural communications applications nationwide.

Gilat's SkyAbis is a prepackaged solution for cellular backhaul, based on the Gilat SkyEdge and SkyEdge II multi-service platforms. The solution enables operators to deploy hybrid networks that extend the reach of their terrestrial and cellular infrastructure to remote communities. SkyAbis features traffic optimization and dynamic bandwidth allocation for GSM, CDMA 2000 and UMTS backhaul, with much higher space-segment efficiencies when compared to SCPC.

"By implementing the SkyAbis solution, we can quickly and easily provide efficient, high-quality, broadband communications services to citizens of the Xinjiang region," said China Unicom VP, Mr. Shen WenCui. "When compared with competing solutions, SkyAbis will enable us to conserve bandwidth. This will help us provide the most economical service to our customers."

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