14 Mar Africa: Globecomm deploys rural connectivity Programme with Avanti
Avanti Communications and Globecomm have announced a master services agreement. Under the deal, Globecomm will use Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services from Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite which covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The VNO services will enable Globecomm to provide satellite connectivity to underdeveloped regions.
The initial deployment will bring satellite broadband to over 250 unserved villages in the Middle East and is the first stage in Globecomm’s strategy to connect rural and remote villages to facilitate commerce, education and government support programmes. During phase 2 of the initiative, Globecomm plans to further expand the service across the Middle East and East Africa within the next 12 months and has a vision to roll-out a further 2000 connections using Avanti’s High Throughput Satellite technology.