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Avanti Communications Signs $10 Million Contract with Viasat

By Ken Briodagh July 02, 2018

According to a recent announcement, Avanti Communications has signed a $10 million contract with global communications company, Viasat. The deal provides Viasat with leased capacity on a steerable beam on the newly launched Avanti HYLAS 4 satellite. The contract has an initial period of two years.

“Avanti's contract with Viasat reflects the winning qualities of our HYLAS 4 satellite,” said Kyle Whitehill, CEO, Avanti Communications. “This is a confirmation that our new carrier strategy helps operators to increase addressable markets and drive customer satisfaction without additional satellite and launch capex spend.”

“Partnering with Avanti will give us access to steerable Ka-band satellite coverage and capacity to further enhance connectivity services for global government applications on Viasat’s Best Available Network,” said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. “We expect easy integration of the HYLAS 4 satellite capacity into our global network—enabling us to quickly bring capacity to where our customer demand exists.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

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