Intersat Ltd. signs new contract with Avanti Communications

10 March, 2016
Contract will extend broadband connectivity across East Africa
Intersat Ltd., a Service Provider of VSAT equipment, has signed a new contract with Avanti Communications, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite will provide Intersat with capacity over iDirect platform, to deliver broadband services to its enterprise, government, and defence customers, as well as to GSM operators.
Subrata Roy, Chief Technical Officer of Intersat Ltd., commented: “Avanti’s flexible Ka-band satellite technology enables us to provide our customers with high speed and quality broadband which other bands may not deliver, breaking our customers’ communication boundaries.”
Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti, said: “The flexibility and high quality of Avanti’s satellite services allow Intersat to provide affordable broadband internet to rural and underserved Africa.”
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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 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, gateway earth stations, data centres and a fibre ring.
Avanti has a unique Cloud based 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).
About Intersat Ltd.
Intersat Ltd. is a leading provider of satellite based data solutions in Africa, offering internet via satellite connectivity to government institutions and the private sector. With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, Intersat has an established reseller and partner network in 32 African and several Asian countries.
Intersat also specialises in turnkey solutions for start-up ISPs, Voice Carriers, and Financial Institutions, as well as setting up several earth stations in Africa.