NOVELSAT And Gilat Telecom Collaborate to Restore Internet Connectivity In DRC

The rapid connectivity restoration followed West Africa undersea cable cut

Ra’anana, Israel, March 9, 2020 – NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity over satellite, announced collaboration with Gilat Telecom for quick restoration of internet connectivity following West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut.

The severe cable damage caused internet downtimes and slow speeds affecting all internet providers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Using NOVELSAT’s high capacity connectivity solutions, Gilat Telecom was able to quickly restore connectivity, providing its MNO and ISP customers a resilient and stable satellite network with nearly uninterrupted service and better customer experience.

“NOVELSAT delivered Gilat Telecom with high capacity satellite modems on very short notice,” said Gary Drutin, NOVELSAT CEO. “This accomplishment is a testament to the quality of our operations team and of course our leading high-performance broadband technology.”


NOVELSAT is a leading provider of next-generation content connectivity solutions for satellite communications. Powered by our innovative technology, our solutions are setting the industry standards in spectral efficiency, transmission performance, and content security. Our high- performance products include satellite modems, modulators and demodulators, integrated video transmission/coding and content security solutions, transforming delivery of data and video over satellite. Delivering more capacity with greater availability, coverage and protection, our solutions are powering mission-critical and demanding applications for the broadcast, cellular, government, and mobility markets.

About Gilat Telecom

GILAT Telecom offers satellite and fiber-based connectivity solutions, delivering innovative broadband communication solutions to MNOs, telcos, ISPs, governments, and organizations in Africa, Asia and South America. As a technology-driven company, GILAT Telecom utilizes innovative technologies to provide its customers with the most cost-effective and advanced communication solutions. Leveraging its extensive knowledge and experience, Gilat Telecom has developed the SD-WAN MAX solution that utilizes Silver Peak technology, AI, and machine-learning algorithms to provide maximum stability, data transformation, capacity, and smart traffic management to provide its customers with advanced connectivity solutions for more capacity and stability tailored to each specific customer.