Mobile Extension for Vodafone

Extending Mobile Data Connectivity via IP Satellite Backhaul


Enabling world leading Mobile Network Operator, Vodafone, to enhance and extend their mobile network

Region: Europe
Deliverables: IP Satellite Cellular Backhaul for primary and peak seasonal requirements

The Challenge

One of the world’s leading Mobile Network Operators (MNO), Vodafone, is committed to serving its customers with high speed, ubiquitous 3G coverage. Many popular holiday destinations across Europe, in regions served by the operator, are in locations with poor and limited terrestrial connectivity options. These destinations benefit from an influx of holidaymakers during peak times which increases the demand for mobile data availability.

Historically, it has been difficult justifying the operational and capital costs of backhaul infrastructure for such seasonal peaks, which can result in a poor user experience. Such varied backhaul requirements needed a robust and flexible solution where speed and reliability were not compromised.

The Solution

Avanti’s network integration team worked with Vodafone to identify, design and integrate a flexible, cost effective and ultra-fast service to deliver additional backhaul capacity to existing sites, and primary connectivity to new sites previously deemed commercially unviable. Designed to provide primary connectivity as well as overspill for traffic during peak times, Avanti’s leading Ka-band satellite technology enables “carrier grade” backhaul to be delivered to even rural and remote locations.

The Results

Avanti has revolutionised the economics of Cellular Backhaul by overcoming the fundamental barriers of cost, capacity, backhaul use cases and length of deployment.

We are the leading satellite operator for 2G, 3G and LTE backhaul. Our High Throughput Satellites (HTS) provide up to 380Mbps to remote and rural base stations. Not only does our technology reduce operational costs by up to 70%, bit also delivers SLA’s never seen before in the satellite industry. We can extend your reach, expand your market opportunity and help cut costs. Whatever your requirements or challenges, our technology will complement your existing network, allowing you to scale your network to meet demand.