Avanti has signed a multi-year contract for over 56Mb of managed capacity on its HYLAS 2 satellite with Internet Solutions (IS), a division of Dimension Data.

IS is providing enterprise services designed to deliver high speed and high availability connectivity supporting critical business applications. This capacity enhances its overall capability which includes a global Tier 1 network and presence in numerous countries in East and West Africa.

Avanti’s chief operating office Matthew O’Connor says: “Avanti is proud to be chosen as a partner by IS which is a world class communications service provider. The reputation of IS in Africa as an innovator and provider of best of breed secure and resilient infrastructure positions it perfectly in this fast growing market. We look forward to our collaboration in the years to come.”

Adrian Bossert, IS VSAT product and services manager, comments: “We are very pleased to be working with Avanti which has demonstrated its quality and flexibility in helping us meet our client requirements. Satellite communications play a key role in our services and we are happy to expand our network to include HYLAS 2 capabilities.”