Avanti Communications has disclosed plans to connect over 10,000 hard-to-reach rural communities across Africa in the next five years.
This is just as the firm has been named the market-leading high-throughput satellite capacity partner in sub-Saharan Africa for the second year running.
The results, from the 20th edition of the NSR Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand Analysis shows that Avanti’s market share is now more than two times that of its nearest competitor.
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According to the report, Avanti has made a significant commitment to Africa and has the ambition to accelerate growth across the region through local partnerships and the rollout of connectivity solutions.
The report noted that connecting hard-to-reach rural communities and improving network resiliency for critical communications infrastructure is central to this strategy.
The Chief Executive Officer, Avanti Communications, Kyle Whitehill, expressed the firm’s delight to be recognised as the market leader in Africa, which he said is a major focus for the firm.
He said till date, Avanti has connected more than 1,000 villages and schools across Africa.
Whitehill noted that the firm has been providing services in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and South Sudan, while impacting millions of lives and enabling communities to enjoy a connected life.
He said Africa’s potential is limitless, adding that the firm is providing connectivity solutions to unlock the potential.
“Connectivity is an enabler that provides vital resources and opportunities for individuals, businesses, and communities to thrive, which is why we won’t stop until we have connected the 871 million people currently living without a basic internet connection,” he said.
He said Avanti has invested over $800 million in Africa and already has a growing footprint across the continent.
Whitehill added that more than a fifth of the company’s employees are based in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Angola, and Benin Republic.