19 June 2017

NEW MARKET LAUNCH

Avanti Communications announces its expansion into the high growth mobility market sector

 

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”),  a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), today announces its entry into the mobility market, a fifth focus vertical market for the Company.

The mobility sector is experiencing a significant increase in demand as consumers and enterprise users demand high speed connectivity wherever they are in planes, ships, trains or cars.  With In-Flight Connectivity being the fastest growing part of the market, Euroconsult estimates that by 2021 17,000 commercial airliners will be using High Throughput Satellites (HTS) with revenues rising from $1bn to $6.5bn over ten years.

Avanti’s strategy is to partner with best in class Service Providers to provide highly reliable connectivity to fill gaps in their networks in regions of peak demand.  The focus areas are as follows.

Air

  • In-flight connectivity – Passenger Wi-Fi
  • Connected aircraft – Cockpit/operational services including telemetry traffic from aircraft and engine sensors
  • Drones – Command and control and video traffic

 

Land

  • Trains – Passenger Wi-Fi
  • Connected Cars – Passenger Wi-Fi and remote engine management/servicing
  • Coaches – Passenger Wi-Fi

 

Sea

  • Cruise ships – Passenger Wi-Fi and 3g mast backhaul
  • Merchant ships – Crew welfare, inventory management

 

Avanti’s Mobility Proposition provides specialist Service Providers with in-fill coverage and capacity:

  • High Quality, low cost bandwidth for demand led regional network in-fill
  • Customised operations or standard Avanti ground platforms
  • Steerable beams that can track moving targets or respond rapidly to demand changes from the Americas to India

 

David Williams, Chief Executive of Avanti, said: “With an estimated value of over $6.5billion per annum, the mobility market offers high opportunity to Avanti. The Avanti system which, with the launch of HYLAS 4 stretches from the Americas to South Asia, was built with flexibility and quality in mind.  Therefore we have already been able to accommodate the first significant contract for network in-fill in the mobility market.  With the market adopting services faster than other operators can build new fleets, our existing capacity should find attractive growth opportunities in the mobility market, and we believe that the mobility market is likely to absorb much of the excess capacity in the World market.”

 

–ENDS–

 

For further information please contact:

Avanti Public Relations: Saffron Secker, +44 (0)207 749 1600

Montfort: Nick Miles / James Olley, +44 (0)203 770 7909

Redleaf: Lara Pyliotis, +44 (0)207 382 4763

 

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 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).

www.avantiplc.com