Balkan Telekom extends satellite connectivity in Middle East and Turkey with Avanti

(Trade release)
  • Satellite broadband services deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite 
Turkey based satellite service provider, Balkan Telekom has signed an additional contract with Avanti Communications to extend its reach across Middle East and Turkey. The services will be deployed immediately to enterprise users, via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite. 
Hüseyin Aktaş, CEO at Balkan Telekom commented: “We are pleased to grow our existing relationship with Avanti. The flexibility of Avanti’s network has given us the opportunity to increase our addressable market with a range of new packages. Delivering a range of SLAs, these are leading broadband satellite internet solutions for businesses that remain uncovered by the terrestrial providers. Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite provides extensive coverage of the major countries that we want to target.”
Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti Communications, commented: “Avanti is dedicated to providing service with unparalleled quality and flexibility. By putting customers first, we strengthen their brands and power their growth. We are proud to be supporting the expansion of service to Balkan Telecom’s enterprise customers across Turkey and the Middle East.”
Notes to Editor 
About Balkan Telekom
  • Balkan Telekom is one of the oldest satellite service providers of Turkey.
  • Balkan Telekom provides satellite services including VSAT and broadband satellite internet and value added services to corporate customers and operators from Turkey and Middle East.
  • Headquartered in Istanbul, Balkan Telekom provides these services through its teleports and PoPs located in Frankfurt, Munich and Istanbul.
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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 150 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to 27 per cent 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 that cover an end market of over 1.5bn 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 flexible customer interface that is protected by patented technology. 
The Group has three satellites in orbit and a further two fully funded satellites under construction. Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN:LSE).