4 July 2017

Trading Update

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), announces a trading update for the financial year ended June 30th 2017.

Revenues for the fourth quarter rose to in excess of $16 million resulting in total sales for the year of approximately $62 million.   As indicated in the Company’s Q3 statement announced on 31 May 2017, a number of projects to sell spectrum are progressing well but have not closed in time to impact the final quarter.

In addition, Avanti announces today the award of a new 3 year contract worth up to $21 million to deploy several hundred services to government sites across Africa with an existing government customer.  This, in addition to recent announcements of Mobility, 5G and broadband orders and a strengthened balance sheet creates a positive outlook for the new financial year.

This announcement contains inside information.

 

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For further information please contact:

Avanti: Nigel Fox / David Williams +44 (0) 207 749 1600

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

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

Cenkos Securities: Max Hartley (Nomad) / Julian Morse, +44 (0)207 397 8900

 

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