Avanti Communications, GRC ink defence communications contract

Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), has signed a minimum commitment contract valued at USD 500,000 with Global Radiodata Communications Ltd (“GRC” or “GRC Ltd”), which develops and supplies mission-critical communication products and solutions, to provide high speed and resilient Ka-band satellite communications to defence and commercial operations, the company said.

Following successful trials, Avanti and GRC will deploy secure high data-rate communications across Avanti´s High Throughput Satellites, HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2, using GRC´s very small (man-pack and SCYTALE) terminal solution.

The strategic partnership directly supports defence and security organisations in the provision of flexible, agile and portable satellite communications to the military across EMEA. The capability also demonstrates Avanti´s ability to support the exponential growth in the Internet of Things (“IoT”) and connected sensors, as well as enable defence and security organisations to take advantage of full motion video, as well as other C4ISR data.

The partnership between Avanti and GRC enables Avanti to offer a unique and highly sought-after capability to defence and security markets around the world, including in the areas of Satellite on the Move (SOTM).