In a press release by Avanti Communications, the leading provider of high throughput satellite capacity across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), inaugurates its new flagship office in Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria. The office is set in the Heritage Place 14-storey office, Nigeria’s first environmentally certified commercial building, situated in a world-class development in Ikoyi, the commercial district and home to global tech companies, including Oracle and Google.
As a hub for employees across the continent, the opening of Avanti’s new office will cement the company’s commitment to Africa and its ambitions to accelerate growth across the region through local partnerships and the rollout of connectivity solutions.
According to Avanti’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Libby Barr, “This is a big moment for us at Avanti and something we have been looking forward to for some time. Africa is a major focus for us, and this new office will help us continue to develop existing relationships and connect even more communities. In addition, we currently have 20 employees in Nigeria and foresee that number multiplying as we continue to roll out connectivity at pace in the region. We are delighted to be neighbours with some of Nigeria’s finest businesses. Furthermore, we see this new office as a huge opportunity to realise the full potential of all Nigeria has to offer.” He stated.
Furthermore, Avanti Communications company has invested over $800 million in Africa with the aim to make the region its major revenue source within the next two to three years, as evident in the company’s growing footprint across the continent.
With a fifth of the company’s employees based in offices in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, Avanti Communications has connected more than 1,000 villages and schools across Africa, providing services in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and South Sudan. In addition, the company has plans to connect a further 10,000 sites over the next five years across Africa, impacting millions of lives and enabling communities to enjoy a connected life.
About Avanti Communications
Avanti Communications is the leading Ka-band high throughput satellite capacity partner to the communications industry in EMEA – extending and guaranteeing coverage for defence missions, enterprise solutions and critical public services.
Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, Avanti provides dedicated fixed and flexible-beam satellite connectivity with extensive coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Avanti has invested $1.2bn in a network incorporating orbital slots in the Ka-band spectrum, satellites, ground stations, data centres and a fibre ring.
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