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The Tech Giant Avanti launches OneWeb satellite services in South Africa

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Finally, OneWeb satellite services are more accessible in South Africa! Avanti Communications, the global multi-orbit satellite technology provider, has announced the launch of Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity services in South Africa.

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This is an incredible technological advancement for the country. 

Avanti and Q-KON To Jointly Provide OneWeb Satellite Services in South Africa

Avanti collaborated with Q-KON, a satellite engineering enterprise for southern Africa, to provide seamless LEO connectivity from Eutelsat OneWeb. The partnership will enhance business operations nationwide in a unique and challenging connectivity environment.

About Avanti

Avanti is a Ka-band high-throughput satellite capacity partner to the transmissions industry in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company leverages its satellite technology to create custom solutions that unlock opportunities for individuals. Also creates opportunities for communities, businesses, and governments all over the world. It has an ambition to make Africa its primary income source within the next two to three years. The company reports it already has a strong, on-the-ground presence in SA, with more than a fifth of the company’s workforce operating in Africa, with infrastructure in Johannesburg.

OneWeb Satellite Services in South Africa To Provide High-Speed Services 

Avanti and Q-KON are set to meet the region’s rising need for LEO connectivity. This deal will bolster Avanti’s multi-orbit solution. Consequently, enabling the company to provide a blend of LEO and Geostationary Orbit (GEO) services. Additionally, Avanti is positioned to identify and deliver the best and most effective solutions for enterprise customers needing more choice, flexibility and resilience.

The LEO satellite services will allow access to high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband services, capable of connecting even the most remote communities across SA.

Q-KON is a tier one provider, linking off-grid locations to core networks using wireless and satellite technologies.

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Its integration with Avanti’s multi-orbit solution will enable Avanti to offer a combination of LEO and geostationary services, effective immediately. According to Avanti, the partnership is a strategic move to give its clients the services they desire. 

Avanti and Q-TON Speaks On The OneWeb Satellite Services Agreement 

Kyle Whitehill, CEO of Avanti Communications, stated: “We are delighted to be partnering with Q-KON. Note that this partnership will provide LEO services to our customers across South Africa. This is a strategically significant move for us in multi-orbit and we hope that this is the first of many LEO partnerships globally. Also, this hybrid model gives our customers in South Africa the assurance that all their unique problems can be solved through our services. This is particularly important for our enterprise customers in South Africa where the need for resilience is key.”

CEO of Q-KON, Dr Dawie de Wet, asserted that Q-KON was ready to support Avanti and ensure the company has access to relevant resources. 

He said: “We are pleased to support Avanti with our Eutelsat OneWeb customer-centric services. Moreover, The OneWeb services were made possible by our proven Smart Satellite Service technologies developed for our Twoobii GEO portfolio. We also look forward to supporting Avanti with our end-to-end, turn-key project supply, delivery, and support capabilities.”

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Abdullahi Kafayat
Abdullahi Kafayat

Abdullahi Kafayat is an enthusiastic writer interested in the tech world. She's a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has a BSc in Chemistry. You can reach her at Kafayatabdullahi17@gmail.com.

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