Advanced Television


Avanti repositions business

Avanti Communications has announced a strategic repositioning from an operator of satellites in geostationary orbit to a global multi-orbit provider of fully integrated connectivity services and solutions. As a result of greater convergence between terrestrial and non-terrestrial connectivity, the satellite industry has grown rapidly over the past few years. While this has given customers more […]

November 10, 2023

Avanti, GISS launch Ka-band satcom terminal

Avanti Communications has become the first Ka-band network to have been accredited on the Global Infrastructure & Security Solutions (GISS) ManPack Cobalt terminal. After successful testing on October 23rd, Avanti is now able to offer more flexible and cost-effective communications-on-the-pause (COTP) solutions for government, military and enterprise customers across EMEA. The GISS ManPack Cobalt terminal, developed […]

October 31, 2023

StarWin, Avanti bring SatCom on the move to Africa

StarWin has successfully tested its Electronically Steered Phased Array Antenna (ESA) terminal for Communications on the Move (COTM) on Avanti Communications’ high-speed HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite. This achievement is a significant milestone for mobile satellite communications that will provide seamless broadband connectivity for government, military, and enterprise customers across Africa. During testing, StarWin’s ESA terminal […]

October 17, 2023

4 Geo satellites have problems

Avanti Communications and YahSat have issues with their orbiting satellites. There are also reports that two so-called Space Tugs are also suffering problems. The insurance industry, already reeling from problems on a Viasat satellite and a major claim on an Inmarsat craft, are expecting significant claims to be made. The problems are reportedly based on […]

October 11, 2023

ThinKom secures type approval for Avanti Communications’ HYLAS Ka-band satellites

ThinKom Solutions has secured type approval for communications across Avanti Communications’ fleet of HYLAS Ka-band satellites. The agreement covers both the ThinAir Ka2517 antenna for commercial aviation and the GT 2517 full-spectrum terminal for government and military services. ThinKom’s ThinAir terminals deliver outstanding throughput on forward and return links across Avanti’s high-throughput beams. This capability […]

September 12, 2023

Avanti caught up in satellite lease scandal

An Indonesian criminal court in Jakarta sentenced four individuals each to 12 years in prison on July 17th for corruption involving the lease of a satellite from Avanti Communications. A US citizen, Thomas Anthony Van Der Heyden, who serves as a senior advisor in DNK, was the last to be convicted in a separate hearing […]

July 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Avanti completes phase 2 of HYLAS 4 project

Avanti Communications has completed the second phase of its project to build a new HYLAS 4 satellite gateway station in Dakar, Senegal. The new Ka-band antenna, which is 9.2m in diameter, stands 14m and weighs 17,000kg,  has taken over 12 months to build in a facility in the US, before being shipped to Dakar. The […]

May 25, 2023

Terran Orbital under financial pressure

Florida-based Terran Orbital is having a tough time. Following on from its May 15th quarterly report its share price dropped by almost 18 per cent, not helped by concerns that a major client might also be suffering a cash squeeze. May 16th saw a modest recovery of 1.6 per cent in its share price. Terran […]

May 17, 2023

Avanti in talks for Ethiopia business

London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications says it aims to enter Ethiopia to increase the country’s Internet penetration, says CEO Kyle Whitehill. Avanti has applied for a telecoms operating license in Ethiopia and has started “active” discussions on partnerships with Safaricom and Ethio Telecom, Whitehill said, speaking to The Africa Report. Somalia is also a […]

April 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

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