Avanti Communications Group plc (AIM: AVN) has just welcomed two new service provider customers as well as the expansion of an existing customer. Antech S.p.A in Italy and BriteYellow Ltd in the U.K. have signed partnership agreements in order to boost their capabilities as providers of satellite broadband services to homes and businesses in underserved areas. An existing customer, NASSAT, based in Spain, has extended their committment to Avanti as their business grows and they seek to extend their geographical coverage within Iberia.
Avanti's first satellite — HYLAS 1 — launched on November 26, 2010, and is the first superfast broadband satellite launched in Europe. The second satellite — called HYLAS 2 — is on target for launch in Q2 2012. It will extend Avanti’s coverage to Africa and the Middle East.