EE inks satellite mobile backhaul deal with Avanti

10 May 2016

Avanti Communications Group, which provides satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has announced that it has won a contract to supply UK mobile giant EE with satellite capacity for cellular backhaul. Avanti will connect a number of cell sites across the UK to EE’s network using the HYLAS 1 and 2 satellites, to provide communications in remote areas and increase network resilience. The first phase of this multi-year contract has an initial value of USD29 million, plus options to double the capacity.

Mansoor Hanif, Director of Radio Access Networks at EE, commented: ‘We are delivering a highly resilient, truly nationwide 4G network, and Avanti will play a key part in providing resilience and extending this network into rural areas.’

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