Africa, December 17, 2018: Gilat Telecom (formerly known as Gilat Satcom) today announced that it has signed a three year partnership with Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications service provider, for satellite capacity sharing across Africa. Under the partnership, the two companies will leverage each other’s satellite footprint to serve customers.
The agreement will enable Gilat Telecom to leverage Airtel’s satellite capacity to serve enterprise customers in markets like Chad and Niger, which have been witnessing an increasing demand for superfast and world class broadband services. Airtel will have the opportunity to leverage services like teleport management, field support and traffic management platform, to serve customers better, in regions like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where Gilat has a strong presence.
Gal Kohn, VP – Global Sales, Gilat Telecom said, “Gilat Telecom’s knowledge and experience on the ground together with Airtel’s world-class infrastructure will enable us to provide high-speed and highly reliable broadband services to new customers in new countries.”
Pankaj Miglani, Director – Global Business, Bharti Airtel said, “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Gilat Telecom and strengthen our presence in Africa’s wholesale bandwidth and satellite connectivity market, which is expanding rapidly with the booming demand for high speed data services.”
About Gilat Telecom – With operations across Africa, Gilat Telecom has cemented its position as one of the most reliable and advanced connectivity providers in Africa.
Airtel is the third largest mobile operator globally serving 440+ Mn subscribers across 16 countries in Asia and Africa. Airtel’s robust global network spans 250,000 route kilometres across 50 countries and 5 continents, carrying 10 terabits/s international bandwidth capacity.