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Avanti Communications: Globecomm Extends Satellite Broadband Coverage in South Africa with Avanti

Globecomm Systems, a leading global provider of managed network communication solutions, has announced a contract extension with Avanti to deploy satellite broadband services to thousands of businesses in South Africa.

Operating from Cape Town and Johannesburg, the international service provider will deploy Ka-band satellite connectivity to enterprise customers in RSA via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite. The partnership will be based on the Hughes platform and will extend beyond South Africa later this year.

Harry Tayler, Managing Director at Globecomm South Africa, commented: “Avanti’s service has always proven to be reliable and high-quality, even when faced with adverse conditions such as torrential weather. As advocates of Ka-band satellite for some time we are very pleased to be extending broadband reach into South Africa through our latest partnership.”

Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti, said: “Avanti’s quality of coverage and service flexibility will help Globecomm address the demands of its diverse enterprise customer base in RSA. We look forward to collaborating on a number of global projects in the years ahead.”

About Globecomm

Globecomm is a leading global provider of managed network communication solutions.

Employing our expertise in emerging communication technologies we are able to offer a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for our customers.

We believe our integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and our 24 by 7 network operating centers provides us a unique competitive advantage.

We are now taking this value proposition to selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise, and maritime.

As a network solution provider we leverage our global network to provide customers managed access services to the United States Internet backbone, video content, the public switched telephone network or their corporate headquarters, or government offices.

We currently have customers for whom we are providing such services in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Visit: www.globecommsystems.com

About Avanti

Avanti is a carriers’ carrier, selling wholesale data telecoms to service providers, which use them to create networks for enterprise, carrier, government and consumer users.

Avanti's network consists of: - two high throughput satellites in orbit, called HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2; a multiband satellite called Artemis plus a fourth satellite in construction called HYLAS 3 and an international fibre network connecting data centres in several countries.

Avanti has GEO satellite network spectrum filings in the ITU Master Register for Ka band at 33.5°W and 31.0° East and for Ka, Ku, S and L-band at 21.5° East.

Avanti serves customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Visit www.avantiplc.com

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