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Avanti secures extra business for Hylas-4

June 12, 2019

By Chris Forrester

London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti has signed a 5 year master distributor deal with MGI Global services. MGI will distribute Avanti’s services in South Sudan, Chad and Angola.

“The partnership will improve the penetration of reliable satellite broadband in these countries, and significantly increase access to the internet,” the companies said in a joint statement.

The intention is to provide satellite capacity to help “connect governments, enterprises, schools, clinics and communities in South Sudan, Chad and Angola, especially in rural and other locations where terrestrial networks are limited or unreliable,” added the statement.

MGI Managing Partner, Ilija Reymond, added: “We are committed to providing governments, NGOs, businesses and communities across Sub-Saharan Africa with reliable and top tier telecommunications services. Avanti’s HYLAS 4 enables us to provide customers with affordable high speed and quality broadband flexible Ka-band satellite technology. Our first live site with Hylas 4 has been a real success. We’re excited to partner with Avanti to further expand our service portfolio and to continue supporting the digital transformation in Africa.”

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