logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Avanti Communications Wins UK Universal Broadband Contract With BT - Quick Facts

Avanti Communications Group plc (AVN.L), a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Monday announced a new contract with BT Group Plc. (BT_A.L, BT).

Under the deal, Avanti will be part of BT's supply of wholesale consumer broadband services which will be sold onwards to consumers in the UK through a network of satellite resellers under the auspices of the British Government's Universal Service Commitment.

Under this plan directed by Broadband Delivery UK, up to 300,000 homes which cannot access greater than 2Mbps from terrestrial networks will be eligible to receive a contribution from government to fund the installation of satellite broadband services. The consumer will then pay monthly service charges. The scheme is expected to go live during December.

Ed Vaizey MP, Digital Economy Minister said, "This scheme offers immediate assistance to those homes and businesses in the most remote areas with the slowest speeds and is all part of our transformation of the UK's digital landscape."

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Netflix offers a bunch of popular movies, Netflix originals, new TV shows, and documentaries in the month of December 2016, including the second season of the hit sitcom 'Fuller House' and 2016 blockbuster 'Captain America: Civil War', as all are getting ready for the holidays. SpaceX, the space transport company of Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, is likely to launch its first Falcon 9 rocket since September's launchpad explosion on December 16. SpaceX's satellite launch customer Iridium Communications Inc. announced Thursday that its next-generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, will be launched on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. Bank holding company Wells Fargo & Co., amid struggles to re-establish itself after the fake-account scandal, on Thursday said it has separated the roles of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer formally, by amending the company's By-Laws. The amendment is also for the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board to be independent directors. The amendments were effective immediately.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT