iSAT Africa and Avanti Communications Extends Partnership
|•||iSAT Africa and Avanti Communications extend partnership with new contract for satellite broadband services in 500 schools in Kenya|
|•||Schools across the country will be equipped with reliable Ka-band satellite broadband connectivity, enabling Kenyan children to benefit from access to the digital world.|
Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and satellite solutions provider, iSAT Africa (“iSAT”), announce a new contract to provide 500 schools across Kenya with satellite broadband connectivity. The two-year contract will see iSAT connect schools through Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite, as well as providing Pay As You Go (PAYG) services to local communities.
The partnership will focus on connecting the unconnected in remote areas across Kenya to increase educational opportunities for students and teachers at the 500 sites.
David Williams, CEO of Avanti, said: “The market for connecting schools around Africa is a high growth area and Avanti is pleased to extend its market lead with iSAT in the provision of high quality connectivity to schools and communities in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.”
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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 iSAT Africa
iSAT Africa is a UAE based company and a subsidiary of Wananchi Group Holdings, a fast growing fixed satellite solution service provider in Africa.
iSAT’s Satellite Solutions, backed by powerful Satellites, Teleport infrastructure and latest chosen technology solutions are unique in the industry, whether it’s for transmission of video, data or voice services.
iSAT Africa, through its Satellite Teleport Services, is offering solutions that deliver efficient, reliable and affordable data, Internet, voice and video connectivity to enterprises, governments, carriers, media and broadcast, whilst providing value to its customers through comprehensive end-to-end solutions, turn-key projects, managed network services and network outsourcing. Through these services ISAT Africa is setting standards for transmission in rural and urban regions of East Africa.