Globecomm Successfully Deploys the First Phase of Its Rural Connectivity Programme with Avanti Communications

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), and Globecomm, a global connectivity provider serving media, maritime, enterprise and government markets, have announced a Master Services Agreement.

Globecomm will utilise Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services from Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite which covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The VNO services will enable Globecomm to provide satellite connectivity to underdeveloped regions.

The initial deployment brings highly reliable and fast satellite broadband to over 250 unserved villages in the Middle East and is the first stage in Globecomm’s strategy to connect rural and remote villages to facilitate commerce, education and government support programs.

During phase 2 of the initiative, Globecomm plans to further expand the service across the Middle East and East Africa within the next 12 months and has a vision to roll-out a further 2000 connections using Avanti’s High Throughput Satellite technology.

Christian Georgeson, Chief Marketing Officer of Avanti Communications, said: “We are proud to partner with Globecomm and help them to achieve their vision in connecting rural and remote villages served by our HYLAS 2 satellite. We look forward to the deployment of our Ka-band satellite broadband in Phase 2 of the initiative”.

“We are excited to provide broadband connectivity to these under-served markets,” said Globecomm CEO Jason Juranek. “By leveraging Avanti’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellites as a Virtual Network Operator, Globecomm can manage the Quality of Service on a discrete end-user basis in near-real time, and at affordable prices.