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Avanti: “Africa will be majority revenue source”

Kyle Whitehill, CEO at London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications, sees Africa becoming the company’s majority revenue source within two-to-three years. Avanti operates Ka-band services over Africa and the wider region. Whitehill, speaking to Space in Africa, said that the company’s African revenues amount to about 35 per cent of the total, and Africa as […]

January 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Rivada expands leadership team

Rivada Space Networks (RSN) is deploying a global portfolio of 600 low Earth orbiting satellites. The Germany-based business has made a batch of new executive hirings to supervise the tasks ahead. The Rivada constellation uses laser links to create an optical mesh network in space. Combined with Rivada’s patented terrestrial wireless technologies, RSN’s constellation enables […]

September 12, 2022

Avanti links with Clear Blue for Education

London-based specialist satellite company Avanti Communications has linked with Clear Blue Technologies for Avanti’s e-Learning services in Africa. Avanti and its eLearning partners plan to deliver satellite connectivity to enable eLearning for an initial 3,000-5,000 schools across Sub-Saharan Africa. Clear Blue will be the exclusive off-grid power provider for Avanti’s eEducation services. This programme aims […]

September 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Avanti, Viasat sign Ka-band capacity agreement

Avanti Communications, a provider of high throughput satellite capacity across EMEA, has signed a long-term capacity lease agreement with global communications company Viasat to help support the connectivity needs of its customers in the energy sector. Capacity from Avanti’s fleet of HYLAS Ka-band satellites will be used to extend coverage across the North Sea and […]

June 23, 2022

Avanti Media now Afanti Media

After a successful 25 years in producing and broadcasting, Avanti Media, the Cardiff-based production company founded in 1997 by husband-and-wife team Emyr Afan and Mair Afan Davies, has chosen to rebrand to become Afanti Media. The company, born out of a passion to create ambitious and reputable content from Wales specialising in factual, music, entertainment and events was originally named Avanti […]

June 13, 2022

Senegal: Avanti, Free to build satellite gateway

Avanti Communications and Free in Senegal have announced a five-year partnership agreement under which Free in Senegal will build and host a new satellite gateway in Senegal for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite. The new gateway will extend the coverage of Avanti’s latest satellite, HYLAS 4, to Senegal and the neighbouring West African countries of […]

May 23, 2022

Avanti wraps financial reconstruction

London-based Avanti Communications has recapitalised and cut its debt burden in the process. Avanti has been under extreme financial stress for some time and entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction in 2018. The company, which supplies Ka-band satellite capacity over Europe, the MENA region and Africa, has faced recent pressure because of the risk of a […]

April 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Avanti goes down to the wire

London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications is reportedly about to repay $150 million (€132.2m) of its outstanding debt obligations. Details are scarce but it is known that the company has a debt payment deadline of February 28th. The company has been slow in releasing financial trading data. The most recent statement covered the six months […]

February 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Avanti, ESA launch INSTANT5G

Avanti Communications, a provider of high throughput satellite capacity across EMEA, has announced the launch of INSTANT5G, a new research project endorsed by the European Space Agency, UK Space Agency and the Romanian Space Agency. The 5G via INtegrated Satellite and TerrestriAl CommuNicaTion (INSTANT5G) project aims to extend 5G coverage for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) […]

December 6, 2021

Avanti connectivity boost for rural Africa

High-throughput satellite capacity specialist Avanti Communications has launched Avanti EXTEND – a new managed satellite service for rural connectivity. Designed specifically for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Avanti EXTEND provides high-performance and cost-effective 2G, 3G and 4G solutions to remote and hard-to-reach areas across sub-Saharan Africa. This enables customers to provide reliable cellular service to the […]

October 5, 2021