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Avanti Communications launches LEO services in South Africa

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Hylas satellite. Credit Avanti Communications

Ibadan, 14 May 2024. – Avanti Communications has announced the launch of Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity services in South Africa, partnering with Q-KON to deliver seamless LEO connectivity from Eutelsat OneWeb. The new deal aims to improve business operations nationwide in what is a unique and challenging connectivity environment. Furthermore, it significantly bolsters Avanti’s multi-orbit solution and means the company can now offer a combination of LEO and GEO services effective immediately.

Avanti and Q-KON are delivering on the increased demand for LEO connectivity within the region. With its customer-centric strategy, Avanti is now in a good position to identify and deliver the best and most effective solutions for enterprise customers in need of more choice, flexibility and resilience. Furthermore, more than a fifth of the company’s workforce operates in Africa, emphasising its commitment to building a strong presence in the region.

Commenting on the partnership, Kyle Whitehill, CEO of Avanti Communications, said “We are happy to be partnering with Q-KON to provide LEO services to our customers across South Africa. This is a strategically significant move for us in multi-orbit and we hope that this is the first of many LEO partnerships globally.” The CEO also added, “This hybrid model gives our customers in South Africa the assurance that all their unique problems can be solved through our services. This is particularly important for our enterprise customers in South Africa where the need for resilience is key.”

Likewise, Dr Dawie de Wet, CEO of Q-KON added, “We are happy to support Avanti with our Eutelsat OneWeb customer-centric services, made possible by our proven Smart Satellite Service technologies developed for our Twoobii GEO portfolio. We also look forward to supporting Avanti with our end-to-end and turn-key project supply, delivery and support capabilities.”

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