[Via Satellite 11-06-2015] Telkom SA has selected Avanti Communications to provide national high-speed broadband coverage across South Africa. Service will be supplied using Avanti’s Hylas 2 Ka-band satellite, which has 100 percent coverage of South Africa across five beams. This multi-year commitment is expected to make a significant contribution to filling Hylas 2 and Hylas 4 South African capacity in a market that is developing well for Avanti.
“It is of great importance for Avanti to secure the partnership of Telkom in our shared mission to bring broadband to all government sites, businesses and homes in South Africa. The country is Avanti’s most important market and is served by Hylas 2 and Hylas 4. We are privileged to have been selected and look forward to a strong partnership. Avanti has now won contracts with the incumbent national telecoms companies in all of its core African markets, in-line with its announced strategy,” said David Williams, chief executive of Avanti.
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