Sematron Signs Long-Term Contract with Avanti Communications

24 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 new, long term contract with Sematron. Based in the United Kingdom (UK) and operating globally, Sematron is a content delivery company specialising in IP connectivity, video broadcast and distribution.

With access to dedicated capacity in a long term contract across the entire Avanti HYLAS fleet of satellites, Sematron will provide a major UK national broadcaster with high speed Ka-band satellite news gathering facilities, such as outside broadcast vehicles, across the entire country.

John O’Brien, Managing Director of Sematron, commented: “To support one of Britain’s biggest news organisations, we require a world class satellite service that provides agility, reliability and high quality. Using the Avanti satellite fleet, we can offer our customers a fully resilient solution that provides peace of mind as they operate across the UK. Only Avanti can deliver this.”

David Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Avanti, said: It is a major breakthrough for Sematron and Ka-band satellite technology to become mainstream in outside broadcasting. We look forward to continuing this strong, long term working relationship.”


For further information please contact:

Avanti: Matthew Springett, +44 (0)207 749 6703

Avanti Public Relations: Andy Phillips, +44 (0)203 829 5162

Montfort: Nick Miles / James Olley, +44 (0)203 770 7909

Redleaf: Hannah Nicolas, +44 (0)207 382 4734


Notes to Editors

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, ground stations, datacentres 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 Sematron

Sematron is a UK based global content delivery technology company specialising in IP connectivity, video broadcast and distribution over multi-bearer technologies including Ka-Band satellite, LTE, WiFi and wired Ethernet.

Sematron operates a highly flexible, scalable and cost effective global distribution network for video distribution and have partners who operate in every broadcast market vertical.

In Broadcast, within the Contribution and Distribution sectors, Sematron’s extensive range of compression, transmission and Satellite News Gathering (SNG) products have proven reliability and keep pace with customer’s requirements and the latest technology.