iSAT Africa, Avanti extend East Africa satellite broadband coverage

8 Aug 2014

African service provider iSAT has inked a new multi-year contract with Avanti Communications to deliver satellite broadband services across Kenya and Tanzania. Under the tie-up, Avanti Communications’ HYLAS 2 satellite will be used to carry the service which is expected to target consumer and enterprise customers. Commenting on the agreement the satellite operator’s CEO David Williams said: ‘We are delighted to partner with iSAT to bring satellite broadband to their East African customers. The quality of Avanti’s technology, coupled with the flexibility it provides across various applications, will support the needs of all of iSAT’s markets.’ His words were echoed by Richard Alden, CEO at Wananchi Group, who said: ‘Our partnership with Avanti will enable us to deliver flexible, rapidly deployable and scalable satellite broadband solutions to our demanding customer base. Its proven Ka-band technology will support a diverse set of iSAT applications. We look forward to imminent rollout across East Africa.’