Avanti Communications Group receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015

Leading satellite operator awarded UK’s highest accolade for International Trade
 
Avanti Communications has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success, in recognition of outstanding achievement in delivering growth in exports.
 
David Williams, Chief Executive at Avanti Communications commented: “This award is a great honour for Avanti, its partners and its people. It recognises Avanti as a British pioneer in international telecommunications. Our innovations are bringing fast, affordable internet connectivity to high growth markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and in so doing are positively changing the lives of many thousands of people.”
 
Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 150 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to 27 per cent of the World’s population. 
 
Avanti employs 200 people, 73 of whom are multi-lingual from 32 different countries speaking a total of 27 languages.
 
 
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Notes to Editors 
 
About the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 
Approximately 140 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Winners of The Queen’s Awards can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace. They can also use The Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. 
 
To find out more, visit www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise/overview
 
 
About Avanti Communications 
Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 150 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to 27 per cent of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.
 
Avanti is the first mover in high throughput satellite data communications in EMEA. It has rights to orbital slots and Ka-band spectrum that cover an end market of over 1.5bn people. The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates satellites, ground stations, datacentres and a fibre ring. Avanti has a unique Cloud based flexible customer interface that is protected by patented technology. 
 
The Group has three satellites in orbit and a further two fully funded satellites under construction. Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN:LSE).