LONDON, 13 September 2022: Avanti Communications (“Avanti”), a leading provider of high-bandwidth satellite capacity in the EMEA region, today announced a new 5-year partnership with Turkish satellite operator Türksat Uydu Haberleşme Kablo TV ve İşletme A.Ş. . (“Tursat”)
Avanti and Turksat already have a strong working relationship that goes back several years. This latest agreement provides extensive uninterrupted coverage in Africa and the Middle East to Avanti and Turksat customers in regions where terrestrial infrastructure is limited.
The companies will combine the capacity and reach of Avanti’s HYLAS 4 and HYLAS 2 satellites with Turksat’s recently launched Turksat-5B satellite to provide customers with access to more than 100 Gbps of state-of-the-art high-bandwidth GEO Ka-band capacity.
To mark the occasion, Avanti CEO Kyle Whitehill was joined by Turksat CEO Hassan Hussein Ertok at Global Satellite Business Week in Paris.
Kyle Whitehill, CEO of Avanti, commented: “We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Turksat, especially at one of the most high-profile satellite events of the year. Given the rapidly changing landscape of the satellite industry, for our customers Avanti and Turksat as two strong regional GEO operators are a powerful proposition to join forces to offer greater coverage and increased capacity. We have a strong working relationship with Turksat and share the sector’s goal of tackling the digital divide by creating better connections in areas of the world where terrestrial infrastructure is limited. We are excited to see the positive impact of this latest partnership and the opportunities it will open up for individuals, businesses and governments.”
Hassan Hussein Ertok, CEO of Turksat, added:
As Turksat, we are pleased to announce that we are strengthening our current partnership with Avanti, especially at this great event of World Satellite Business Week 2022, where we all meet to discuss and find ways to ensure that satellites better serve against the digital divide, using our resources more efficiently. We believe that Turksat and Avanti are ideally suited to complement each other for coverage and capacity in both Africa and the Middle East, where we see the greatest growth in connectivity requirements. We believe that this partnership will unlock great potential, bring more value and make things easier for many customers in many industries.
About Avanti Communications
Avanti Communications is the leading Ka-band satellite bandwidth partner for the EMEA communications industry, extending and securing coverage for defense missions, enterprise solutions and critical public services.
With the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, Avanti provides dedicated fixed and flexible beam satellite communications with wide coverage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Avanti has invested $1.2 billion in the network, which combines orbital slots in Ka-band spectrum, satellites, ground stations, data centers and a fiber ring.
Turksat AS is the leading satellite communications company in the region, providing over 500 broadcast TV and radio services, as well as voice, data and Internet via its satellites covering a wide area from Europe to Asia; Middle East to Afirka.
In addition, Turksat operates IT services including an e-government portal and cable television services for its domestic subscribers through its existing cable infrastructure.
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