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AXESS awards Gilat contract to expand cellular coverage for two key mobile operators in Mexico

(19 January 2021 - Gilat) Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that AXESS awards Gilat multi-million dollars for cellular backhaul (CBH) projects in Mexico, to power network expansion for two of the key Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Mexico.

Gilat’s cellular backhaul solution over satellite enables connectivity for hundreds of sites, in the first phase, to support bridging the digital divide throughout Mexico.

Gilat’s multi-application, scalable SkyEdge II-c platform is being leveraged by AXESS to broaden and expand its service. In addition to CBH projects, AXESS has been providing service to an assortment of industries including: Oil & Gas, Retail, Mining as well as for Corporate and Internet Connectivity.

“AXESS chose Gilat due to its leading technology, global expertise and local presence, for providing services to two of the most important cellular connectivity projects in Mexico,” said Pablo Hoyos, VP of Operations in AXESS. “These CBH projects follow the ongoing successful CBH, enterprise and government projects powered by Gilat and are testament to our confidence in Gilat’s multi-application platform, enabling us to most efficiently support our satellite connectivity needs, addressing large projects in Latin America.”

“Gilat is honored to be a long-time partner of AXESS and to have been selected to provide its CBH solution to power the important rural network extension projects in Mexico,” said Tobias Dezordi, Regional Vice President Latin America at Gilat. “Gilat is the leading global provider of cellular backhaul over satellite and is pleased to continue to grow its mobile connectivity presence in Latin America, further to supplying enterprise and government solutions in this region.”


AXESS Networks is one of the main companies that offers satellite telecommunications solutions with global coverage, to companies with critical operations in remote locations. Currently, it has presence in more than 50 countries distributed over 4 continents, with a work team of more than 200 highly qualified employees and more than 1,000 clients. AXESS has a global infrastructure recognized by important entities around the world such as the WTA (World Teleport Association), which allows it to operate three teleports located in Germany, Mexico and Colombia, as well as two other alternates in Peru and Dubai.

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid-State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).

Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds.