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Cameroon’s Nexttel Taps Gilat Telecom for Fiber Capacity

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PRESS RELEASE -- Gilat Telecom (formerly known as Gilat Satcom) today announced that it has been chosen by Nexttel to provide 4G broadband services in Cameroon.

Nexttel has been operational in Cameroon since 2015 and is part of the Viettel Group of operators. With a customer base of approximately five million, it is now the third largest operator in Cameroon (after Orange and MTN). It will be using Gilat Telecom’s fibre network both within Cameroon and across Africa to provide a fast and reliable broadband service to its customers.

Gilat Telecom was chosen after a competitive tender that included a number of established wholesale carriers in Africa. It was chosen for its excellent customer service and extremely high SLAs.

Dan Zajicek, CEO of Gilat Telecom, said “Demand for mobile broadband services is very high in Cameroon as, of course, people want to be able to access online services from their phone over a reliable and fast network. We are investing heavily in our infrastructure across Africa and this is enabling us to win large customers like Nexttel. We will continue to play a major part in Africa’s digital transformation.”

Deal done! From left to right: Moise Bayi, VP, Nexttel; Arik Zenouda, West Africa Sales Director, Gilat Telecom; Baba Amadou Danpullo, Chair of Nexttel.
Deal done! From left to right: Moise Bayi, VP, Nexttel; Arik Zenouda, West Africa Sales Director, Gilat Telecom; Baba Amadou Danpullo, Chair of Nexttel.

With operations across Africa, Gilat Telecom has cemented its position as one of the most reliable and cost-effective connectivity providers in Africa. As well as its established and well-regarded wholesale business, Gilat Telecom has built data centers across Africa with both public cloud and its own Service-As-You-Go cloud services supported in its POPs in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia. It also operates successful ISPs in Uganda and Zambia.


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