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Avanti Comms Group (AVN)


Friday 17 December, 2010

Avanti Comms Group

Contract Win

RNS Number : 1495Y
Avanti Communications Group Plc
17 December 2010


17th December 2010

On behalf of:

Avanti Communications Group plc ("Avanti" or "the Company")

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Avanti Communications Group plc

Contract Win

Avanti Communications (LSE: AVN), the broadband satellite operator, announces that it has signed a 5 year contract with Filiago GmbH & Co KG in Germany for the provision of satellite broadband services via its HYLAS 1 satellite, successfully launched into orbit on November 26th 2010. The contract has an initial value of more than £1.3million.


Filiago has one of the largest satellite broadband subscriber bases in Europe and serves a portfolio of residential and corporate customers who can now be offered an upgraded Ka band service with faster speeds and better value.  Filiago has been named "Best Internet Service Provider" by the German Internet Service Providers' Association for the last three years running.


Commenting, David Williams, Avanti Chief Executive, said:


"I am delighted that Filiago as a provider of award winning broadband services has selected Avanti as its partner for further growth. Together, we will ensure that homes and businesses in areas of Germany without terrestrial access to broadband will be able to get that vital connection to the Internet and set another example of how to solve the digital divide in Europe.  We expect this relationship to become much larger than the first order value. " 




For further information please contact:


Avanti Communications Group Plc                                     Tel: +44 (0) 20 7749 1600

David Williams


Cenkos Securities                                                                   Tel: +44 (0) 20 7397 8900

Nick Wells / Max Hartley


Jefferies International Limited                                             Tel: +44 (0) 20 7029 8000

Julian Smith / Oliver Griffiths


Redleaf Communications Ltd                                                Tel: +44 (0) 20 7566 6700

Emma Kane / Paul Dulieu / Sam Robbins



Notes to Editors



About Avanti


¡   Avanti sells satellite data communications services to telecoms companies which use them to supply residential, enterprise and institutional 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, on target for launch in Q2 2012.  It will extend Avanti's coverage to Africa and the Middle East.


About Filiago GmbH & Co KG


Filiago GmbH & Co KG is one of Germany's leading Internet Service Providers and it has been awarded the accolade of "Best Internet Service Provider" by the German Internet Service Providers' Association for the last three years in a row for its innovative mix of fixed line, broadband, mobile and TV products and services at transparent prices, particularly in rural regions of Germany without terrestrial broadband connectivity.


Filiago has been providing satellite connections to the internet for several years. Filiago's focus on high quality customer service, coupled with continuous adoption and expansion of cutting edge technology has led to it now offering fully integrated broadband, telephony and TV services via satellite throughout the country to several thousand customers.


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