Bentley Walker and Avanti bringing Superfast Satellite Broadband to Tanzania

Avanti Communications Group and Bentley Walker have signed a new contract to provide superfast satellite broadband in Tanzania.  

The firms will extend their longstanding, extensive partnership to provide consumers, NGOs, Government departments and businesses of all sizes with Internet connectivity of up to 24Mbps across the country. Bentley Walker has recognised the opportunity for fast, affordable Ka-band satellite broadband services as an alternative to out-dated Ku- and C-band services in Tanzania.

Ubiquitous satellite broadband is better suited to help increase Internet penetration and usage, and the firm will work with local partners who will benefit from the flexible, low risk nature of the new services now available. The low risk opportunity stems from local partners being able to avoid long term commitment to capacity usage.

The contract is for capacity from Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite using the company’s CUSTOM guaranteed IP throughput product. It offers Service Providers, such as Bentley Walker, seamless, high speed IP data connectivity with low capital investment to maximise opportunities and margins.

Enrico Leonardi, Chief Sales Officer of Avanti, said: “Demand for fast, affordable connectivity in Tanzania has been increasing as consumers, NGOs, Government departments and businesses of all sizes understand the value and have greater access to mobile devices. This new contract with Bentley Walker addresses demand and increases Internet penetration by providing fast, affordable connectivity across the country.”

Bentley Walker will also leverage its innovative Home Cache product, as well as the enhanced capabilities and lower price point of iDirect’s latest platform. Home Cache is designed to e­ffectively save bandwidth usage by caching HTTP content and enhancing users’ browsing experience by instantly loading frequently used content. In commercial and larger consumer networks, this can provide substantial savings and significantly improve performance for users. With the large capacity of the cache, there is provision for storing a wide array of data negating the need for larger data plans.

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