London, 31 March 2017

Avanti Communications redefines high-speed satellite broadband in rural France

Avanti Communications and Numerisat bring broadband connectivity to ski resorts and chalets across the Alpes, including Wi-Fi hotspots for La Grande Odyssée event visitors

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and French Satellite Service Provider (SSP), Numerisat, bring 30Mbps broadband speeds to ski resorts and chalets, as well as the renowned skiing event La Grande Odyssée, across the Alpes. Numerisat is the first SSP to bring Avanti’s market leading 30Mbps service to French consumers and professional services customers, addressing the connectivity needs of the 24% of the population still unable to access the internet[1].

Numerisat offers service packages with monthly data allowances ranging from 10GB to 250GB. Across the Alpine regions of France, there is particularly high demand for both consumer and business packages alike. Utilising Avanti’s high speed connectivity of 30Mbps and flexible billing system, seasonal demand from ski chalets and tourism businesses is able to be accommodated even in the most rural locations.

In addition, Numerisat is proud to have provided Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity to visitors at the international race, La Grande Odyssée. Using Wi-Fi extension technology, visitors at the rural event in mountainous terrain were able to quickly and effectively connect to Avanti’s broadband service, enabling social interaction and coverage of the event from visitors themselves. Numerisat is also currently working closely with the Olympic Committee of Isere in the Alpes, bringing connectivity to their offices enabling vital daily activities to be completed in rural locations.

 

With the Avanti product, we now supply the fastest satellite speeds in France. Limited availability of capacity and high demand in some regions means now is the right time to bring Avanti’s reliable and high speed product to the market. We are thrilled to be bringing services to consumers and businesses as well as great events such as La Grande Odyssée Savoie MontBlanc.”

Dider Flaender, President of Numerisat

We are pleased to work with Numerisat in delivering France’s fastest satellite broadband service to their high volume and valued customers. In particular our service is proving extremely popular in the Alpine region, generating high levels of interest and demand. It’s a great example of how the quality of the technology wins in the toughest environments.”

David Williams, CEO of Avanti

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