Avanti Communications and GRC Sign Major Contract to Support Defence Communications
Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), has signed a minimum commitment contract valued at $500,000 with Global Radiodata Communications Ltd (“GRC” or “GRC Ltd”), who develop and supply mission-critical communication products and solutions, to provide high speed and resilient Ka-band satellite communications to defence and commercial operations.
Following successful trials, Avanti and GRC will deploy secure high data-rate communications across Avanti’s High Throughput Satellites, HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2, using GRC’s very small (man-pack and SCYTALE) terminal solution.
The strategic partnership directly supports defence and security organisations in the provision of flexible, agile and portable satellite communications to the military across EMEA. The capability also demonstrates Avanti’s ability to support the exponential growth in the Internet of Things (“IoT”) and connected sensors, as well as enable defence and security organisations to take advantage of full motion video, as well as other C4ISR data.
Graham Peters, Managing Director of Avanti Government Solutions, said: “The collaboration between Avanti’s High Throughput Ka-band technology and GRC’s innovative portable communication systems provides a capability that has enormous potential across defence and security markets. We are proud to be working with GRC to support Defence communications.”
Iain Pope, Managing Director of GRC Ltd, said: “GRC specialise in designing small, portable communications systems and Avanti provides us with exceptional capacity and high throughput Ka-band communications leading to greatly improved operational capability for our military users.”
The partnership between Avanti and GRC enables Avanti to offer a unique and highly sought-after capability to defence and security markets around the world, including in the areas of Satellite on the Move (SOTM).
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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 180 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to a quarter 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 in perpetuity that covers an end market of over 1.7bn 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 customer interface that is protected by patented technology.
Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN: LSE).
About Global Radiodata Communications Ltd
Based in the UK (Hereford), GRC Ltd design and supply key communication products and solutions, including the provision of command and control, satellite services, radio frequency, situational awareness and secure networks. Their comprehensive range of solutions enables defence, government, emergency response, commercial and aid agency organisations the ability to operate in challenging environments and situations.