TIM Brasil, a Tier-1 mobile network operator, has reached a milestone of over 1,000 sites leveraging Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform to build the largest 4G satellite cellular backhaul network in Latin America, according to Gilat Satellite Networks, a leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services.
Gilat says its platform demonstrates carrier-grade service levels in support of extended 4G rural coverage and agriculture IoT connectivity.
As new sites are added to the 4G network, Gilat provides TIM Brasil a one-stop-shop for timely deployment, commissioning and activation of satellite backhaul services, leveraging Gilat’s local presence and delivery capabilities.
Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform and high-performance Capricorn VSATs enabled Tim Brasil to extend this project across 1,000 sites, building what is said to be the largest 4G satellite backhaul in the region.
“Gilat, with its local presence and delivery capabilities, was fundamental in helping us to provide high-quality 4G connectivity to all Brazilian cities as part of our Sky Coverage programme, thus meeting regulatory obligations, and addressing the IoT/agribusiness market,” said Marco Di Costanzo, Network Director at TIM Brasil.
The Sky Coverage project aims to expand 4G coverage in the country and to advance TIM’s goal of bringing mobile connectivity to all Brazilian municipalities by the end of 2023. The project is also said to be in line with the operator's sustainability policy.