Quantis Contract Win for Major Broadcast Deployment
Avanti appointed to supply major broadcast deployment for Aragon Government
Quantis deploys Avanti’s HYLAS 1 technology to transmit HD content to 1.3m viewers
Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti” or “the Group”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has been appointed by Quantis to supply a major broadcast deployment for the Aragon Government in Spain. The multi-year contract builds on Avanti’s existing partnership with Quantis, through which Avanti delivers high speed broadband via satellite to Quantis’ significant consumer and enterprise customer base.
The Government of Aragon will work with Quantis locally to broadcast signal for TV and radio channels including: Aragon, Aragon 2 HD, Aragón Radio, Aragón FM Radio 2 and TEA. Distribution will be deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 1 satellite to over 300 terrestrial repeaters, reaching 1.3m viewers in Aragon.
Aquilino Antuña, CEO of Quantis, commented: “With this agreement we strengthen our position in the broadcast market. We consider it strategically important to the growth of our company. We are delighted to grow our contract with Avanti with this exciting proposition for over one million citizens in Aragon.”
David Williams, Chief Executive of Avanti, commented: “This new contract will deliver a uniquely innovative broadcasting service for the Aragon government. In delivering this at scale, Avanti continues to extend the power of its distribution platform. We are now partner to some the world’s largest broadcasters, providing services with unparalleled levels of quality and flexibility.”
For further information please contact:
Avanti: Matthew Springett, +44 (0)207 749 6703
Montfort: Nick Miles / James Olley, +44 (0)203 770 7909
Redleaf: Hannah Nicolas, +44 (0)207 382 4734
Cenkos Securities: Max Hartley (Nomad) / Julian Morse, +44 (0)207 397 8900
Notes to editors
Quantis is the new generation satellite broadband operator in Europe. It is the largest supplier of satellite broadband services in Spain. With 100% availability all over the Iberian Peninsula, Canary and Balearic Islands as well as the rest of Europe and the North of Africa, Quantis provides customers with speeds of 20Mbps regardless of location.
About Avanti Communications
Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 150 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to 27 per cent of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.
Avanti is the first mover in high throughput satellite data communications in EMEA. It has rights to orbital slots and Ka-band spectrum that cover an end market of over 1.5bn people. The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates satellites, ground stations, datacentres and a fibre ring. Avanti has a unique Cloud based flexible customer interface that is protected by patented technology.
The Group has three satellites in orbit and a further two fully funded satellites under construction. Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN:LSE).