Sky Net Selects Gilat”s Network for Cellular Backhaul in Myanmar

Sky Net and Gilat won the bid of a prominent Mobile Network Operator (MNO) for a turnkey solution for satellite-based cellular backhaul. The MNO is one of four licensed operators in Myanmar, collectively tasked with reaching 90% of the country by 2020.

Gilat is involved in several satcom projects in Myanmar as well as with a foreign subsidiary of the MNO.

“We found an excellent local partner in Sky Net to deliver value to the Myanmar market,” said Abhay Kumar, Gilat’s Regional Vice President – Asia. “Together, we offer the best technology, the fastest rollout schedule and the most flexible agreement.”

Sky Net currently broadcasts over 100 channels, the majority of which are international Pay-TV sports channels including all major football leagues such as Spain La Liga, Italia Series A, German Bundesliga, Braclays Premier League and French League 1. It also acquired media rights to UEFA games (Euro, UEFA Champions and Europa leagues) as well as the FIFA World Cup.

Sky Net also broadcasts in-house channels such as Myanmar International, Myanmar National, Up to Date, Health, Education, Tine Yin Thar (Ethnic Minorities), Police, Parliament (Hluttaw) and Agriculture. The company prides itself on a strong commitment to its customers and a very reasonable fee structure, reflected in its motto, “Sky Net for the People”.