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Profen announces major Turkish infrastructure partnership with Avanti Communications

Leading global telecoms operator, Profen, has announced the establishment of a Turkish Gateway Earth Station (GES) to manage internet traffic in Turkey. The GES - locally referred to as a ‘Teleport’ - will manage traffic for Avanti Communications’ HYLAS 2 satellite, which provides 100% coverage over Turkey. Avanti Communications is the only international Ka-band satellite operator to secure a GES inside Turkey.

The major infrastructure partnership guarantees data security within Turkey, providing secure, high-quality data connectivity for a captive government, enterprise and retail customer base. The GES will be owned and operated by Profen, in addition to retaining part ownership and operation of HYLAS 2 capacity and services in Turkey. Services will also be available to Avanti Communications’ Turkish customers.

Commenting, Onder Havuzlu, Chief Executive at Profen said: “We are pleased to be taking a significant lead in the telecommunications market with this move. Ka-band services have enormous potential in Turkey. Our operation of the GES will ensure provision of highly secure, quality data connectivity to government, enterprise and retail customers in Turkey.”

Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti Communications, said: “Avanti is proud to become the sole international Ka-band satellite operator to secure a GES inside of Turkey. This is a pioneering investment from Profen, which will benefit a number of applications. Avanti’s product offering is anchored in quality and flexibility, and this partnership draws a big point of difference with international competitors.”

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About Profen

Profen is a global communication company based in Istanbul, involved in satellite communication equipment sales, system integration and turnkey project developments for governmental and non-governmental associations. Its customers include: Satellite Service Providers, ISPs, Government Associations, Subcontractors, Enterprises and Broadcasters. Profen is a reseller and distributor for many leading companies in the region.

About Avanti Communications

Avanti Communications 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 Communications’ 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 Communications 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 Communications serves customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Visit: www.avantiplc.com

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