Avanti powers Wi-Fi satellite connectivity

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European Space Expo

Visitors to this week’s European Space Expo at Horse Guards Parade in London will experience first-hand the impact of satellite technology courtesy of Avanti Communications.

The European Space Expo is focusing on the benefits that space brings to everyday life. Visitors might be amazed to discover that the Expo’s complimentary wi-fi connection they are using to send email or surf the Internet is travelling 35,000km up to Avanti’s European satellite, HYLAS 1, and then down to its state-of-the-art communications facilities located at the iconic Goonhilly earth station.  So far on the first day, the service has clocked up over 500MB of data throughput at an average download speed of 10Mbps.

Christian Georgeson, Avanti’s Global Marketing Director said: “The European Space Expo is a fantastic roadshow which travels all over the continent demonstrating to people the enormous benefit space has on our everyday lives.

“It is now in London and we wanted to show people the impact satellite technology can have. Satellite broadband is hugely flexible and can bring affordable and fast data services to anywhere, no matter how remote.”

In August, Avanti launched its second satellite, HYLAS 2, which carries 24 active Ka-band user beams, 1 steerable beam and six gateway beams. It provides two-way communications services to facilitate high-speed delivery of data to end-user applications such as corporate networking, IP Trunking, cellular backhaul, broadband Internet access, business continuity services and video distribution.

About European Space Expo

European Space Expo is a European Commission funded event open to the public

UK Space Agency is hosting the event

The event is free of charge, until 18.00 Sunday 9 December 2012 on Horse Guards Parade, St. James Park, London, United Kingdom

About Avanti

Avanti sells satellite data communications services to telecoms companies which use them to supply residential, enterprise and institutional users.

Avanti’s first satellite called HYLAS 1, launched on 26 November 2010 and is the first superfast broadband satellite launched in Europe.

Avanti’s second satellite, called HYLAS 2, launched on 2 August 2012. It extends Avanti’s coverage to Africa, Caucasia and the Middle East.

Avanti’s third satellite HYLAS 3, to be launched in partnership with ESA in 2015, will provide further capacity in the EMEA region

84% of Avanti’s fleet capacity will address the Emerging telecommunications markets of Africa, Caucasia and the Middle East.