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Viasat Taps Avanti for Capacity to Serve Energy Customers

By | June 23, 2022
Avanti Communications HYLAS 2 satellite

An artist rendition of Avanti Communications’ Hylas 2 satellite. Photo: Avanti

Avanti Communications will team up with Viasat to support the connectivity needs of Viasat’s customers in the energy sector. Capacity from Avanti’s fleet of HYLAS Ka-band satellites will be used to extend coverage across the North Sea and Western Africa. The companies announced the deal on June 23.

This latest lease agreement will allow Viasat to accelerate the deployment of Ka-band solutions to its Viasat Energy Services customers. Viasat Energy Services plans to leverage Avanti’s HYLAS capacity beginning in the third quarter of calendar year 2022.

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Viasat and to support them in the delivery of high-speed satellite data connectivity across the North Sea, Middle East and Western Africa. The energy sector is a high growth vertical for satellite connectivity, and this capacity agreement will serve Viasat well, enabling them to offer seamless connectivity capabilities in the hardest to reach locations across multiple geographies,” Toby Robinson, chief of Strategy & Business Development for Avanti said in a statement.