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Avanti receives HYLAS 4 satellite space segment Landing Permit for Nigeria

(24 June 2019 - Avanti Communications) Avanti Communications has been awarded the very first Landing Permit in the history of Nigeria by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

This authorization enables Avanti to strengthen its business in the largest African economy.

The Permit was granted to Avanti at the NCC headquarters in Abuja with several dignitaries in attendance. Speaking on behalf of the Executive Vice Chairman, the Director for Spectrum Administration, Dr Austin Nwaulune, emphasized the NCC’s mandate which is to foster the deployment of communications services to grassroots, to create economic growth and development.

Ann Vandenbroucke, Chief Regulatory Officer at Avanti Communications said:” Avanti is the only operator to have invested in satellite gateways in Nigeria to ensure the highest quality of service in the country. Together with our local partners, we aim to drive greater access –including in outlying rural areas- to innovative services that are available and affordable to all citizens, businesses and schools.”

About Avanti Communications

Avanti connects people wherever they are. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, our network provides ubiquitous internet service to an end market of over 1.7bn people. Avanti works together with like-minded people and organisations to go the extra mile, developing new, innovative and pioneering satellite solutions that help to liberate the potential of people, businesses and government departments across EMEA. Avanti has invested $1.2bn in the latest Ka-band satellite technology and shaped it to meet our customers’ aspirations. Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN: LSE)