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iWayAfrica Extends Contract with Avanti Communications

18 May 2016

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti” or “the Group”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, announces a contract extension with pan-African broadband provider, iWayAfrica until March 2018.

The extension relates to a contract for services using Avanti’s pre-packaged  SELECT product, which provides Service Providers, such as iWayAfrica, with fast, affordable satellite broadband to help bridge the digital divide.

The strong relationship between the two companies has enabled significant growth for iWayAfrica over the last 18 months. Coverage from Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite provides high quality broadband services to iWayAfrica consumer and small business customers across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Avanti’s Ka-band satellite technology will also provide a reliable, flexible platform for iWayAfrica as it extends services into other parts of Africa in the future.

Mathew Welthagen, Chief Executive Officer of iWayAfrica, commented: “High levels of customer satisfaction and a great user experience are fundamental to our business across Africa. Avanti’s high quality, flexible Ka-band satellite technology provides us with the broadband services that we need to achieve this, and extend our business into new countries to enable growth.”

David Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Avanti, said: “Strong partnerships, such as the one between iWayAfrica and Avanti, are the foundation for robust, growing businesses and satisfied customers. The contract extension with iWayAfrica to provide Avanti’s high quality, flexible broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa is testimony to this partnership.”

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