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Avanti Communications: Bentley Walker Extend Global Ka-band Coverage

UK based satellite service provider, Bentley Walker, has extended its reach across Africa and the Middle East using Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite, signing a multimillion dollar contract extension. By using their Ka-band services across Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Zimbabwe, the company has further enhanced its position as one of the most successful satellite service providers in the World.

Anthony Walker, CEO of the company, said: “The flexibility of Avanti’s network has given us the opportunity to develop a range of both niche and mass market services at affordable prices. Avanti satellites also provide 100% coverage of the key countries that we want to target.”

Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer of Avanti, commented: “By being an early mover in both technology adoption and market entry, Bentley Walker is now an established leader within the satellite industry. Avanti’s market changing approach has provided the ultimate flexibility and quality to help them address the demands of their multiple markets.”

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About Bentley Walker

Bentley Walker is ranked as the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America. Comsys independently audited Bentley Walker as having around 45% of the Market in Europe and the Middle East, to date having sold and brought online over 12,000 VSATs. Bentley Walker Ltd and Bentley Telecom are both privately owned Companies, the former started in 1947 by the Late LT Commander C Walker (George Cross DSC, DSO, DFC) RNVR in 1947 and is currently run and owned by Mr. Anthony Walker and Mr. Matthew Walker, the shares in trust to the next generation thus ensuring the business continues to be a family owned and run business.

About Avanti

Avanti is a carriers’ carrier, selling wholesale data telecoms to service providers which use them to create networks for enterprise, carrier, government and consumer users. Avanti's network consists of:- two high throughput satellites in orbit, called HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2; a multiband satellite called Artemis plus a fourth satellite in construction called HYLAS 3 and an international fibre network connecting data centres in several countries. Avanti has GEO satellite network spectrum filings in the ITU Master Register for Ka band at 33.5°W and 31.0° East and for Ka, Ku, S and L-band at 21.5° East. Avanti serves customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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