Profen announces major Turkish infrastructure partnership with Avanti Communications

Gateway Earth Station in Konya Turkey

New ‘Gateway Earth Station’ in Turkey to manage Turkish internet traffic for HYLAS 2 satellite

Leading global telecoms operator, Profen, has announced the establishment of a Turkish Gateway Earth Station (GES) to manage internet traffic in Turkey. The GES – locally referred to as a ‘Teleport’ – will manage traffic for Avanti Communications’ HYLAS 2 satellite, which provides 100% coverage over Turkey. Avanti Communications is the only international Ka-band satellite operator to secure a GES inside Turkey.

The major infrastructure partnership guarantees data security within Turkey, providing secure, high-quality data connectivity for a captive government, enterprise and retail customer base. The GES will be owned and operated by Profen, in addition to retaining part ownership and operation of HYLAS 2 capacity and services in Turkey. Services will also be available to Avanti Communications’ Turkish customers.

We are pleased to be taking a significant lead in the telecommunications market with this move. Ka-band services have enormous potential in Turkey. Our operation of the GES will ensure provision of highly secure, quality data connectivity to government, enterprise and retail customers in Turkey.”

Commenting, Onder Havuzlu, Chief Executive at Profen

Avanti is proud to become the sole international Ka-band satellite operator to secure a GES inside of Turkey. This is a pioneering investment from Profen, which will benefit a number of applications. Avanti’s product offering is anchored in quality and flexibility, and this partnership draws a big point of difference with international competitors.”

Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti Communications

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