Telecoms operator Profen has announced the establishment of a gateway Earth station in Turkey. The gateway will manage traffic for Avanti Communications’ Hylas 2 satellite, which provides 100% coverage over Turkey.
This deal makes Avanti the only international Ka-band satellite operator to secure a gateway Earth station inside the country.
The major infrastructure partnership guarantees data security within Turkey, providing secure, high-quality data connectivity for a captive government, enterprise and retail customer base. The gateway will be owned and operated by Profen, in addition to retaining part ownership and operation of Hylas 2 capacity and services in Turkey. Services will also be available to Avanti Communications’ Turkish customers.
“We are pleased to be taking a significant lead in the telecommunications market with this move. Ka-band services have enormous potential in Turkey. Our operation of the gateway Earth station will ensure provision of highly secure, quality data connectivity to government, enterprise and retail customers in Turkey,” says Onder Havuzlu, Chief Executive at Profen.
Matthew O’Connor, COO at Avanti Communications, adds: “Avanti is proud to become the sole international Ka-band satellite operator to secure a gateway Earth station inside of Turkey. This is a pioneering investment from Profen, which will benefit a number of applications.”