Successful launch of HYLAS 4


Avanti Communications Group Plc (“Avanti”), a leading satellite operator providing Ka-band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, announces the successful launch of HYLAS 4 from Kourou, French Guiana on Ariane Flight VA242 on Thursday 5th April 2018.

The Ariane 5 rocket launched HYLAS 4 into the correct orbit on schedule. HYLAS 4 successfully separated from the Ariane 5 on time and telemetry was received by the control centre at the European Spaceport.

David Bestwick, Chief Technology Officer of Avanti Communications, said:
“I’m pleased to announce HYLAS 4 has been successfully launched and is operating under our control. The satellite will undertake a series of pre-planned in orbit acceptance tests over the coming months before we commence service for customers.

“HYLAS 4 will set the new standard of affordability, quality and flexibility to Internet Service Providers, Mobile Network Operators, Governments and other Satellite Operators. The High Throughput Satellite (HTS) has 64 Ka-band spot beams that complement our existing coverage across Europe, East and Southern Africa, as well as providing new capacity across West and Central Africa. Furthermore, HYLAS 4 has 4 steerable beams which can provide highly flexible capacity across Africa and Latin America.”

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

Tel: +44 207 397 8900

 

Redleaf CommunicationsRalph Anderson

+44 (0)20 3757 6883

 

About Avanti

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