ETC and Gilat - Ethiopia

Ethiopian fixed line monopoly provider Ethiopian Telecom Corporation (ETC) and Israel-based Gilat Network Systems have announced that the latter is deploying a new broadband satellite network which will provide an upgrade to ETC's existing Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network and will allow the telco to deliver advanced broadband services, including video and data-centric applications. In addition, it has been revealed that ETC will deploy Gilat’s VSATs at a number of remote and rural community centres with a view to providing an increased number of Ethiopians fixed line voice and broadband internet access.