Bentley Walker and Avanti Deepen Partnership with New Contract for Superfast Satellite Broadband Services in Tanzania

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Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Bentley Walker, the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America jointly announce a new contract to provide superfast satellite broadband in Tanzania. Avanti and Bentley Walker will extend their longstanding, extensive partnership to provide consumers, NGOs, Government departments and businesses of all sizes with Internet connectivity of up to 24Mbps across the country.

Bentley Walker has recognised the opportunity for fast, affordable Ka-band satellite broadband services as an alternative to out-dated Ku- and C-band services in Tanzania. Ubiquitous satellite broadband is perfectly suited to help increase Internet penetration and usage. Bentley Walker will work with local partners, who will benefit from the flexible, low risk nature of the new services now available. The low risk opportunity stems from local partners being able to avoid long term commitment to capacity usage.

The contract is for capacity from Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite using the company’s CUSTOM guaranteed IP throughput product. It offers Service Providers, such as Bentley Walker, seamless, high speed IP data connectivity with low capital investment to maximise opportunities and margins.

Source: Company Press Release