Avanti Communications announces its HYLAS 4 satellite has successfully reached its geostationary orbital position


Avanti Communications Group PLC (AIM: AVN), (“Avanti”, the “Company”) announces that following its successful launch on 5th April 2018, the HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite has reached its geostationary orbital position on schedule.

The spacecraft is performing as expected and is in good health. The solar arrays, antenna pallets and electric propulsion thrusters have been successfully deployed. The in-orbit payload testing will begin shortly with service commencing as scheduled at the end of July 2018.

 

For further information, please contact:

Avanti CommunicationsNigel Fox, Patrick Willcocks

Tel: +44 20 7749 1600

 

MontfortNick Miles,  James Olley

Tel: +44 203 770 7909

 

Cenkos Securities (Nomad)Max Hartley, Nicholas Wells, Harry Hargreaves

Tel: +44 207 397 8900

 

Redleaf CommunicationsRalph Anderson

+44 (0)20 3757 6883

 

Notes to Editors:

About Avanti Communications

Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and 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).

www.avantiplc.com