Avanti Communications (AVN) has signed a $10 million contract with global communications company, Viasat Inc. The deal provides Viasat with leased capacity on a steerable beam on the newly launched Avanti HYLAS 4 satellite. The contract has an initial period of two years.
Kyle Whitehill, Chief Executive Officer, Avanti Communications said: “Avanti's contract with Viasat reflects the winning qualities of our HYLAS 4 satellite. This is a confirmation that our new carrier strategy helps operators to increase addressable markets and drive customer satisfaction without additional satellite and launch capex spend.”
Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems at Viasat continued: “Partnering with Avanti will give us access to steerable Ka-band satellite coverage and capacity to further enhance connectivity services for global government applications on Viasat’s Best Available Network. We expect easy integration of the HYLAS 4 satellite capacity into our global network—enabling us to quickly bring capacity to where our customer demand exists.”