Avanti Communications Group to provide schools in Kenya with broadband
24 March 2017
Shares in Avanti Communications Group climbed on Wednesday after the provider of satellite data communications services announced it had won a two-year contract to provide 500 schools in Kenya with satellite broadband connectivity.
Working with its regional partner iSat Africa, a satellite solutions provider, the AIM-listed company will connect schools through its Hylas 2 Ka-band satellite and provide pay-as-you-go services to local communities.
The companies will focus on connecting remote areas in Kenya to increase educational opportunities for students and teachers at the 500 sites across the country.
Avanti Chief Executive David Williams said: "The market for connecting schools around Africa is a high growth area and Avanti is pleased to extend its market lead with iSat in the provision of high quality connectivity to schools and communities in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda."