StarWin and Avanti Communications to bring ground-breaking SatCom on the move capabilities to Africa

LONDON, England, 17th October 2023 – StarWin, today announces that it has successfully tested its Electronically Steered Phased Array Antenna (ESA) terminal for Communications on the Move (COTM) on Avanti Communications’ (“Avanti”) high-speed HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite.

This ground-breaking achievement is a significant milestone for mobile satellite communications that will provide seamless broadband connectivity for government, military, and enterprise customers across Africa. During testing, StarWin’s ESA terminal demonstrated impressive capabilities, ensuring high-speed data and reliable communications while on the move.

The successful partnership sets a new standard of quality and efficiency for satellite communications, opening up new possibilities to users in motion. The Ka-band ESA terminal’s compact size, lightweight design, and easy and quick mounting process make it a versatile and practical solution for a wide range of applications that require mobility.

“We are thrilled to have joined forces with Avanti for this revolutionary project,” stated Mrs. Amelia Liu, COO and Co-founder of StarWin. “The successful testing of our Ka-band ESA terminal is just the beginning of a new era, we look forward to further advancements in the industry. The future of mobile connectivity in Africa looks brighter than ever.”

Donald Walker, Senior Vice President of Government and Defence added, “At Avanti, we are committed to delivering the very best service to our customers and users, and this latest partnership with StarWin will allow us to expand our offering in Africa’s defence and security sector, by providing greater on the move capabilities. This new chapter will further our mission to deliver secure and reliable connectivity to those who need it most.”

Avanti has a long history supporting government and defence customers and is a trusted provider of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) to US, UK and global government agencies. The company’s fleet of four HYLAS Ka-band satellites offer 50GHz capacity and cover more than 1.7 billion people in 118 countries.

Both companies are dedicated to serving the needs of customers in the region, empowering them with reliable and efficient satellite connectivity solutions.

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