Avanti sells satellite data communications services to telecoms companies which use them to supply residential, enterprise and institutional users. Its first satellite, called HYLAS 1, launched on 26 November 2010 and is the first superfast broadband satellite launched in Europe. Its second satellite, called HYLAS 2, launched on 2 August 2012, and extends Avanti’s coverage to Africa, the Caucasus and the Middle East. Avanti’s third satellite, HYLAS 3, will be launched in partnership with ESA, and will provide further capacity in the EMEA region.
Over 80% of Avanti’s fleet capacity will address the emerging telecommunications markets of Africa, the Caucasus and the Middle East.