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June 1st, 2015

National Deployment Of Satellite Broadband By Avanti Communications In Tanzania

[SatNews] Avanti Communications has signed a new contract with TTCL (Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd), Tanzania’s incumbent national telecoms operator.

The contract will expand TTCL’s high-speed broadband network to customers beyond the bounds of fiber infrastructure. Deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite with 100 percent coverage of Tanzania, TTCL will supply a new satellite broadband offering to its consumer, enterprise and government customer base imminently.
Dr. Kamugisha Kazaura, Chief Executive of TTCL, said, “Avanti’s proven Ka-band satellite technology will deliver high-speed broadband to our national customer base, which demands the highest levels of service quality.”

Artistic rendition of the HYLAS 2 satellite.

Image courtesy of Avanti Communications.

David Williams, Chief Executive of Avanti Communications, said, “This is a significant contract with one of the most important telecoms operators in East Africa. The quality and flexibility built in to Avanti’s network from its design ensures we deliver to the most demanding customers’ needs. Our Ka-band satellite technology has a huge role to play in supporting TTCL to bridge Tanzania’s digital divide, today.”