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Nepal Telecom Orders Satellite Capacity for Mobile Backhaul

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Gilat Satellite has won a contract to provide Nepal Telecom with a SkyEdge broadband satellite communications network, offering rural internet coverage and also mobile backhaul facilities. Nepal Telecom will use the new VSAT network to deliver broadband Internet connectivity to remote areas and to provide toll quality telephony to rural citizens, meeting its Universal Service Obligations.

"With a landscape of mountainous terrain and remote villages, Nepalese geography represents one of the most formidable challenges for providing dependable telecom services," said Mr. Anoop Ranjan Bhattarai, Director of Nepal Telecom's Satellite Service Department. "We are confident that Gilat's advanced VSAT technology and customer support ideally suits our demanding requirements, in addition to helping us extend our cellular services to rural Nepal."

Nepal Telecom has also chosen Gilat's SkyAbis cellular backhaul solution to extend the range of GSM and CDMA services for Nepal's cellular operators. Gilat's SkyAbis is a prepackaged solution for cellular backhaul, based on the SkyEdge multi-service platform. 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 CDMA/GSM backhaul, with much higher space-segment efficiencies when compared to SCPC.

N. Ranganathan, Gilat Network System's RVP, Asia, said, "This is another example of how Gilat partners with its customers to provide solutions that cater to their specific requirements. In this case, Gilat is providing its advanced satellite communications and cellular backhaul technology, enabling Nepal Telecom to extend the range of cellular services and provide voice and broadband data connectivity nationwide, improving the quality of life for citizens in the country's remote locations."

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