New HYLAS 2 Sales Director
Avanti is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mike Fiddes to the post of Sales Director for the Middle East and Africa.
Mike joins from BT Wholesale where he has held various international roles including most recently Head of Sales for the Middle East and Africa in its Media and Broadcast division. Mike has extensive experience of sales and project management of VSAT services across the region and will use his extensive contacts to develop Avanti’s business on the new HYLAS 2 satellite which will be launched in 2012 to provide Ka Band satellite coverage over the Middle East and African region.
- Avanti sells satellite data communications services to telecoms companies which use them to supply consumer, enterprise and government users.
- Avanti's first satellite, called HYLAS 1 launched on November 26th 2010 and was the first superfast broadband satellite launched in Europe.
- Avanti’s second satellite, called HYLAS 2, is on target for launch in Q2 2012. It will extend Avanti’s coverage to Africa and the Middle East.