Defence and Security
From remote government offices, military bases and outposts to border security and disaster recovery, we provide secure, resilient and ultra-reliable Ka-band communications.
Avanti signs a major deal with Viasat
We have signed a Ka-band capacity lease agreement with Viasat to provide additional coverage and capacity across Europe and the Middle East to support their expanding global mobility and enterprise businesses.
Technology and innovation are the beating heart of Avanti
In 2010, we were the first British commercial company to launch a Ka-band satellite, HYLAS 1. Today, we own and operate a fleet of high-throughput satellites covering EMEA, including state-of-the-art steerable capacity. On the ground, we have built a secure and resilient ground network to serve our communication industry partners across EMEA.
5G FROM SPACE
Leading the way on satellite communication for 5G
Satellite communications play an important role in the extension of 5G cellular networks in particular to rural and hard-to-reach areas. We are working on the ever greater integration of satellite into the 5G ecosystem. Together with leading technology partners, we aim to develop and validate new technology, such as the first integration of a commercially available 5G core network with a live satellite network. This is an exciting development that will continue the path of changing lives through technical innovation.
A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
Our partnership with double British 400m champion, Laviai Nielsen
The relationship was inspired by shared values of resilience and a shared journey of transformation and is part of a broader mission to connect people, communities and continents to a world of opportunity.
The past year has been a challenge for every one but we’ve emerged stronger than ever before and that’s thanks to the hard work and positivity of every person in our business. We recognised those same qualities in Laviai and are really pleased to be working with her across such a broad range of activities this year.
HOW WE HELP
Powering the UK’s emergency services with EE
EE partners with Avanti to provide Satellite Cellular Backhaul to over 1000 fixed and portable base stations across the UK. EE uses bandwidth from Avanti’s Ka-band satellites that connects all EE LTE sites across the country.
Avanti’s satellite cellular backhaul helps EE reach more remote and rural areas of the country, whilst simultaneously boosting the resilience of the network.
“We are delivering a highly resilient, truly nationwide 4G network and Avanti will play a key part in providing resilience and extending this network into rural area.”
Mansoor Hanif, Director of Radio Access Networks – EE
HOW WE HELP
Africa as a continent faces a challenge to connect rural users due to the nature of the landscape. Often the CAPEX required for fixed infrastructure to serve rural settlements that are beyond the main towns and cities is commercially non-viable for mobile network operators. Whilst microwave backhaul is an option in some locations, in many instances line of sight or distances involved require expensive and fragile multiple hop links.
Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation came to the realisation that satellite was the most cost efficient and quickest means of connecting these rural areas and commissioned Avanti to deploy VSAT services to remote locations across Tanzania.
HOW WE HELP
Connecting ships across the North Sea
We provide robust maritime broadband connectivity for a major Scottish ferry operator, providing 100% coverage of the ships’ routes across the North Sea and a private dedicated bandwidth pool shared between the five ferries and freight vessels.
“The new service, using Avanti’s Ka-band high throughput satellite, provides a significant increase in capacity for the ferries with fully scalable and dedicated bandwidth for both corporate operations and passengers.”
Steven Wood, Woodsons of Aberdeen Managing Director