New contract will deploy connectivity across East Africa and the UK
December 16, 2015 - Bentley Walker, one of the largest independent satellite service providers based in the UK, is expanding its territory and has signed a further contract with Avanti Communications, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Bentley Walker will offer broadband connectivity across East Africa and the UK to enterprise and consumer users via Avanti’s HYLAS 1 and 2 Ka-band satellites.
Anthony Walker, Chief Executive Officer at Bentley Walker, commented: “Avanti’s HYLAS fleet provides 100% coverage of our key target regions, ensuring that as we expand our territories we can deliver the highest quality broadband services to a larger addressable market.”
Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti, said: “We are delighted that Bentley Walker has chosen Avanti capacity to extend its reach across Europe and East Africa.”
Notes to Editor
About Avanti Communications
Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 160 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to a quarter of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.
Avanti is the first mover in high throughput satellite data communications in EMEA. It has rights to orbital slots and Ka-band spectrum in perpetuity that covers an end market of over 1.7bn people.
The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates satellites, gateway earth stations, datacentres and a fibre ring.
Avanti has a unique Cloud based customer interface that is protected by patented technology.
The Group has three satellites in orbit and a further two fully funded satellites under construction.
In the UK service is supplied using Avanti’s HYLAS 1, 2 and 4 Ka-band satellites, which have 100% coverage of the British Isles. Users will then be able to choose from packages offering up to 30Mbps.
Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN:LSE).
About Bentley Walker
Bentley Walker is ranked as the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America. Comsys independently audited Bentley Walker as having around 45% of the Market in Europe and the Middle East, to date having sold and brought online over 40,000 VSATs. Bentley Walker Ltd and Bentley Telecom are both privately owned Companies, the former started in 1947 by the Late LT Commander C Walker (George Cross DSC, DSO, DFC) RNVR in 1947 and is currently run and owned by Mr. Anthony Walker and Mr. Matthew Walker, the shares in trust to the next generation thus ensuring the business continues to be a family owned and run business.
Source: Avanti Communications