Satellite operator Avanti Communications has signed a $10m contract with global communications company, ViaSat.
The deal provides ViaSat with leased capacity on a steerable beam on the newly launched Avanti HYLAS 4 satellite. The contract has an initial period of two years.
Speaking about the deal, Kyle Whitehill, Chief Executive Officer of Avanti Communications said: “Avanti’s contract with ViaSat reflects the winning qualities of our HYLAS 4 satellite.
“This is a confirmation that our new carrier strategy helps operators to increase addressable markets and drive customer satisfaction without additional satellite and launch capex spend.”
Ken Peterman, President of Government Systems at ViaSat added: “Partnering with Avanti will give us access to steerable Ka-band satellite coverage and capacity to further enhance connectivity services for global government applications on ViaSat’s best available network.
“We expect easy integration of the HYLAS 4 satellite capacity into our global network—enabling us to quickly bring capacity to where our customer demand exists.”