Our cost-effective backhaul services seamlessly integrate into the Mobile Operators’ networks to extend and complement their network coverage.


From remote government offices, outposts to border security and disaster recovery, Avanti provides secure, resilient and ultra-reliable Ka-band communications in the most arduous and critical operational locations.

Satellite Industry

We provide immediate and flexible capacity to satellite operators and integrators.


We provide immediate and flexible capacity to satellite operators and integrators.

Technology and innovation are the beating heart of Avanti

In 2010, we were the first British commercial company to launch a Ka-band satellite, HYLAS 1. Today, we own and operate a fleet of high-throughput satellites covering EMEA, including state-of-the-art steerable capacity. On the ground, we have built a secure and resilient ground network to serve our communication industry partners across EMEA.


Avanti wins the Satellite of the Year Award

We have been crowned the Satellite of the Year Award for Technology and Innovation for the second year in a row at the Tech Innovation Awards in Nigeria (TIA).

Being recognised by TIA is a phenomenal achievement and testament to the impact Avanti are having in Nigeria.

In 2020, we started a programme to bring digital connectivity to thousands of sites across Nigeria, with the aim of closing the coverage gap and improving the welfare of the local communities. To date, we have deployed over 500 ultra-rural sites in 21 Nigerian States, providing life-enhancing 2G and 3G connectivity to 1.5 million people and we are set to deploy another 10,000 sites over the next 5 years.


Leading the way on satellite communication for 5G

Satellite communications play an important role in the extension of 5G cellular networks in particular to rural and hard-to-reach areas. We are working on the ever greater integration of satellite into the 5G ecosystem. Together with leading technology partners, we aim to develop and validate new technology, such as the first integration of a commercially available 5G core network with a live satellite network. This is an exciting development that will continue the path of changing lives through technical innovation.


Powering the UK’s emergency services with EE

EE partners with Avanti to provide Satellite Cellular Backhaul to over 1,000 fixed and portable base stations across the UK. EE uses bandwidth from Avanti’s Ka-band satellites that connects all EE LTE sites across the country.

Avanti’s satellite cellular backhaul helps EE reach more remote and rural areas of the country, whilst simultaneously boosting the resilience of the network.

“The performance, reliability and versatility we get from satellite is really key for us. It has been part of our design and rollout of our network and how we actually operate the network in life.”

Richard Harrap, Managing Director of Emergency Services Network – EE


Rural connectivity

Africa as a continent faces a challenge to connect rural users due to the nature of the landscape. Often the CAPEX required for fixed infrastructure to serve rural settlements that are beyond the main towns and cities is commercially non-viable for mobile network operators. Whilst microwave backhaul is an option in some locations, in many instances line of sight or distances involved require expensive and fragile multiple hop links.

Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation came to the realisation that satellite was the most cost efficient and quickest means of connecting these rural areas and commissioned Avanti to deploy VSAT services to remote locations across Tanzania.


Connecting ships across the North Sea

We provide robust maritime broadband connectivity for a major Scottish ferry operator, providing 100% coverage of the ships’ routes across the North Sea and a private dedicated bandwidth pool shared between the five ferries and freight vessels.

“The new service, using Avanti’s Ka-band high throughput satellite, provides a significant increase in capacity for the ferries with fully scalable and dedicated bandwidth for both corporate operations and passengers.”

Steven Wood, Woodsons of Aberdeen Managing Director

Latest News


Avanti Communications strengthens European team with new Director of Sales

London, 11th May 2023 –  Dallin Vines today joins Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) as Director of Sales for European Carriers. Based out of Avanti’s headquarters in London, Dallin will be responsible for the growth and retention of Avanti’s relationships with European carriers. This includes managing relationships with some of the world’s…
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Avanti Communications opens flagship office in Lagos

London, 26th April 2023 – Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) today announces the opening of a new flagship office in Ikoyi, Lagos. As the number one high throughput satellite company in Africa, Avanti’s new office will become a hub for employees across the continent. The Heritage Place office is Nigeria’s first environmentally…
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Avanti Communications strengthens leadership team

London, 13th March 2023 – ​​Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) today strengthens its senior leadership team adding two new members to the Executive Committee. Donald Walker, Senior VP of Government and Defence and Marios Fotiou, Senior VP of Solutions Engineering and Delivery join Avanti’s executive team with immediate effect. Following 16 years…
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Jumoke Akande joins Avanti Communications as Chief Marketing Officer

London, 16th February 2023 – Jumoke Akande today joins Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) as Chief Marketing Officer. Based in Avanti’s new offices in Lagos, Nigeria, Akande will be working closely with Avanti’s teams across the globe. She will be responsible for developing an integrated channel strategy across key sectors including mobility,…
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