Globecomm deploys first phase of its rural connectivity programme

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), and Globecomm, a global connectivity provider serving media, maritime, enterprise and government markets, have announced a Master Services Agreement, the company said.

Globecomm will utilise Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services from Avanti´s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite which covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The VNO services will enable Globecomm to provide satellite connectivity to underdeveloped regions.

The initial deployment brings highly reliable and fast satellite broadband to over 250 unserved villages in the Middle East and is the first stage in Globecomm´s strategy to connect rural and remote villages to facilitate commerce, education and government support programs.

During phase 2 of the initiative, Globecomm plans to further expand the service across the Middle East and East Africa within the next 12 months and has a vision to roll-out a further 2000 connections using Avanti´s High Throughput Satellite technology.

Avanti connects people wherever they are — in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Avanti has a unique Cloud-based customer interface that is protected by patented technology.

Globecomm is the engineering-driven, global connectivity provider serving media, maritime, enterprise and government markets in over 100 countries. Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm also maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. For more information, visit www.globecomm.com.