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Satellite fleet for South Africa

South African state owned enterprise Sentech delivers satellite broadband connectivity to the public sector across hundreds of public state institutions and government sites. It has now partnered with UK-based satellite operator Avanti to extend broadband infrastructure to the most remote sections of the country. Service will be supplied using Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite, which has 100% coverage of South Africa.

Avanti’s HYLAS satellite fleet provides internet service to 27% of the world’s population. It has rights to orbital slots and
Ka-band spectrum that cover a market of over 1.5bn people.

The group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates satellites, ground stations, datacentres and a fibre ring. It also claims a patent-protected cloud-based customer interface.

Avanti currently has three satellites in orbit with a further two fully funded satellites under construction.