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 certified commercial building, situated in a world-class development in Ikoyi, the commercial district which is home to global tech companies including Google and Oracle.
The opening of Avanti’s new office cements the company’s commitment to Africa. Avanti has ambitions to accelerate growth across the region through local partnerships and the rollout of connectivity solutions, with the mission for Africa to become its majority revenue source within the next two to three years.
Libby Barr, COO at Avanti, said: “This is a big moment for us at Avanti and something we have been looking forward to for some time. Africa is a major focus for us and this new office will help us continue to develop relationships on ground and connect even more communities. We currently have 20 employees in Nigeria and foresee that number growing rapidly as we continue to roll out connectivity at pace in the region. We are delighted to be neighbours with some of Nigeria’s finest businesses and see this new office as a huge opportunity to realise the full potential of all Nigeria has to offer.”
Avanti has invested over $800m in Africa and already has a growing footprint across the continent. More than a fifth of the company’s employees are based in offices in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.
To date, Avanti has connected more than 1,000 villages and schools across Africa, providing services in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Angola, Côte d’ivoire, Cameroon and South Sudan. The company has plans to connect a further 10,000 sites over the next 5 years across Africa impacting millions of lives and enabling communities to enjoy a connected life.