Intelsat's globalised network is accelerating adoption of 4G, Jean-Philippe says. Intelsat's globalised network is accelerating adoption of 4G, Jean-Philippe says.

Intelsat and Gilat Satellite Networks are jointly offering a new managed services solution that enables MNOs to easily add 4G broadband infrastructure to their networks. 

IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 4G provides an end-to-end managed solution for MNOs who want to upgrade existing Mobile Reach Solar 3G service or expand service footprints into regions where traditional terrestrial network build-outs are uneconomical due to reliability of infrastructure or geographic considerations.

The kit is quite similar to the Mobile Reach Solar 3G solution launched earlier this year, which bundles connectivity provided by Intelsat with Gilat's VSAT system for small cell and cellular backhaul. 

The Mobile Reach Solar 4G small cell over satellite solution primarily aims to help MNOs satisfy growing demands for advanced cellular connectivity in African markets. Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’a VP and GM, Broadband said:“Intelsat’s Globalised Network has supported/enabled 2G and 3G services for decades, and now our network can accelerate the adoption of 4G.” Ron Levin, VP Global Accounts at Gilat added: “Mobile Reach Solar 4G enables MNOs to allocate resources where they are needed most, whether they want to expand their network’s reach or improve the performance and quality of service for current subscribers.”

Intelsat will be exhibiting at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town 7-9 November at booth number D60 and Gilat at booth C112a.