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Avanti Communications Group Plc
31 March 2017
Avanti Communications Group plc
Avanti Communications redefines high speed satellite broadband in rural France
Avanti Communications and Numerisat bring broadband connectivity to ski resorts and chalets across the Alpes, including Wi-Fi hotspots for La Grande Odyssée event visitors
Avanti Communications Group plc ("Avanti"), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and French Satellite Service Provider (SSP), Numerisat, bring 30Mbps broadband speeds to ski resorts and chalets, as well as the renowned skiing event La Grande Odyssée, across the Alpes. Numerisat is the first SSP to bring Avanti's market leading 30Mbps service to French consumers and professional services customers, addressing the connectivity needs of the 24% of the population still unable to access the internet.
Numerisat offers service packages with monthly data allowances ranging from 10GB to 250GB. Across the Alpine regions of France, there is particularly high demand for both consumer and business packages alike. Utilising Avanti's high speed connectivity of 30Mbps and flexible billing system, seasonal demand from ski chalets and tourism businesses is able to be accommodated even in the most rural locations.
In addition, Numerisat is proud to have provided Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity to visitors at the international race, La Grande Odyssée. Using Wi-Fi extension technology, visitors at the rural event in mountainous terrain were able to quickly and effectively connect to Avanti's broadband service, enabling social interaction and coverage of the event from visitors themselves. Numerisat is also currently working closely with the Olympic Committee of Isere in the Alpes, bringing connectivity to their offices enabling vital daily activities to be completed in rural locations.
Dider Flaender, President of Numerisat, commented: "With the Avanti product, we now supply the fastest satellite speeds in France. Limited availability of capacity and high demand in some regions means now is the right time to bring Avanti's reliable and high speed product to the market. We are thrilled to be bringing services to consumers and businesses as well as great events such as La Grande Odyssée Savoie MontBlanc."
David Williams, CEO of Avanti, said: "We are pleased to work with Numerisat in delivering France's fastest satellite broadband service to their high volume and valued customers. In particular our service is proving extremely popular in the Alpine region, generating high levels of interest and demand. It's a great example of how the quality of the technology wins in the toughest environments."
For further information please contact:
Avanti: David Williams / Nigel Fox +44 (0)207 749 6703
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Notes to Editors
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 180 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to a quarter 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 in perpetuity that covers an end market of over 1.7bn 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 customer interface that is protected by patented technology.
Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN: LSE).
Numerisat is a French Satellite Services Provider based in Savoie, France and accredited by the ARCEP, the highest French regulation authority.
Numerisat, strong of more than 20 years of experience developing and operating Satellite Communications services, are today offering the fastest speed available in Rural France to consumer and enterprise markets.
 Statistica 2015 figure from "Share of households with broadband internet access in France from 2006-2015" https://www.statista.com/statistics/461320/share-of-households-broadband-internet-acces-france/
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