Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) is the leading Ka-band high-throughput satellite capacity partner to the communications industry across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) – extending and guaranteeing coverage for defence missions, enterprise solutions and critical public services.

Avanti is passionate about connecting the three billion people who currently live without access to connectivity. Avanti operates a fleet of four Ka-band Highly Adaptable Satellites (HYLAS) and a series of ground networks to connect communities, businesses and governments across the world in an effort to unlock their full potential and close the digital divide. More than 70 per cent of Avanti’s network coverage is over Africa, making it the number one high throughput satellite company in the continent. The business currently upholds 33 per cent of the market share in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Delivering vital connectivity solutions

Avanti specialises in delivering vital rural connectivity solutions to individuals living in hard-to-reach areas, improving access to quality education, healthcare, and creating a safe and nurturing environment for people to live and work. To date, Avanti has connected over 1,000 villages and schools across Africa, providing services in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and South Sudan. The company has plans to connect a further 10,000 sites over the next five years, impacting millions of lives and enabling communities to lead a connected life.

“Avanti specialises in delivering vital rural connectivity solutions, improving access to quality education, healthcare, and creating a safe and nurturing environment for people to live and work in hard-to-reach areas”

Avanti believes that everyone should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Whether it be creating access to vital information in the wake of national emergencies or natural disasters, empowering girls to take greater control of their own lives, or supporting the growth of enterprises – Avanti is committed to ensuring everyone can thrive. Through strategic partnerships, Avanti uses its hybrid network proposition to deliver bespoke solutions that solve customers’ unique problems. To help businesses stay connected, Avanti works closely with governments and the private sector to offer secondary satellite links to support critical enterprise applications in the event of a primary network failure. To support carriers operating in demanding locations, Avanti offers diverse routes for base stations and automatic failover to support voice and data traffic. Avanti also works closely with local partners to provide training to a network of more than 100 installers – providing job-ready skills and technical expertise.

Bespoke solutions

Avanti has received several accolades for its dedication to providing underserved communities with vital connectivity solutions, including the “Outstanding Contribution to Connect the Unconnected” award at Africa’s Premier Telecom Summit, Connected Africa. In 2023, Avanti cemented its position as the market-leading high-throughput satellite capacity partner in sub-Saharan Africa for the second year running. The business has also been accredited with the “Great Place To Work” certification for its culture of inclusivity.

Avanti’s team represent 27 nationalities worldwide, with more than 20 per cent of the company’s employees based in offices in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. There is more than 225 years’ experience across the Avanti executive team, and in that time the team has connected more than 500 million people worldwide.

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