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Vikas Grover joins Avanti Communications as CTO

(23 March 2021 - Avanti) Vikas Grover joins Avanti Communications Group as its new Chief Technology Officer.

Vikas was recently the founding Chief Information Officer at OneWeb, where he led Global Networks, IT Platforms and Security. Before OneWeb, he was the CIO and EVP Technology Planning at Vodafone India. Vikas brings a rich cross-industry experience from his stint at KPMG (Atos). Vikas will succeed Scott Richardson in the role, who will be leaving the company.

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Vikas Grover, CTO, Avanti Communications (courtesy: Avanti)

Avanti CEO Kyle Whitehill, “I am delighted to welcome Vikas to Avanti. Vikas is an accomplished Leader in the Telecoms field with a background including Mobile and Satellite organisations. He is also a highly regarded people leader and I have no doubt he will make an excellent addition to Avanti and our Executive Committee.

“I would also like to recognise Scott Richardson’s contribution to Avanti over his 15 years tenure, we wish him the very best for the future.”

Since Avanti launched in 2002, they have had a vision to design, build and launch pioneering satellite technology that would provide coverage even in the most remote or demanding locations. Today they are a leading partner to the communications industry, connecting over 1.7 billion people across 118 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

About Avanti Communications

Avanti Communications is the leading Ka-band high throughput satellite capacity partner to the communications industry in EMEA - extending and guaranteeing coverage for defence missions, enterprise solutions and critical public services.

Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, Avanti provides dedicated fixed and flexible-beam satellite connectivity, with extensive coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates orbital slots in Ka-band spectrum, satellites, ground stations, datacentres and a fibre ring.