“Avanti Communications Group plc. is a European pioneer in the application of Ka-band satellite technology. The company sells satellite data communications services to telecoms companies which use them to supply residential, enterprise, institutional and government users. Avanti's first satellite called HYLAS 1, launched on November 26th 2010 and is the first superfast broadband satellite launched in Europe. Avanti's second satellite, called HYLAS 2, launched on August 2nd 2012. It extends Avanti's coverage to Africa, Caucasia and the Middle East. Avanti’s third satellite HYLAS 3, to be launched in partnership with ESA in 2015, will provide further capacity in the EMEA region. 80% of Avanti’s fleet capacity will address the Emerging telecommunications markets of Africa, Caucasia and the Middle East. The company headquarters are in London, but with significant operations in Cornwall (UK), Cyprus, Germany and the USA.”iKnowledge brings digital classrooms to schools in Tanzania. Bringing high-speed satellite internet to rural and suburban schools facilitates the training of ICT and digital skills for teachers, as well as providing educational content and eLearning to both primary and secondary schools. More information: http://www.avantiplc.com/iknowledge-tanzania
David is the co-founder and Chief Executive of Avanti Communications Group plc. Avanti owns and operates satellites using the high frequency “Ka band” which are perfect for providing broadband telecoms services to consumers, companies and governments. Avanti’s first three satellites serve Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Avanti is listed on the London Stock Exchange and Avanti has more than £500 million invested in its fleet. Prior to co-founding Avanti in 2002, David spent a decade working in banking, financing a variety of cable, mobile and satellite telecoms companies.