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Avanti Communications to provide Niger’s government with satellite capacity and equipment to support its response to Covid-19

20th May 2020,

Avanti Communications (Avanti), the leading provider of satellite technology across EMEA supports the Niger Government’s response to Covid-19.

As the world seeks to stay connected from behind closed doors, satellite connectivity is playing an important role in guaranteeing secure and reliable communication for government bodies, first aid responders and health organisations.

Using HYLAS 4 capacity, Avanti provides resilient and secure satellite connectivity and equipment to 10 government sites across the country, keeping lines of communication open for key government bodies in Niger. Avanti are collaborating with the National Agency of Information Society (ANSI), the technical arm of the government of Niger responsible for coordinating ICT solutions in the Covid-19 response in Niger.

The first site was set up on 15 April 2020 and the remaining 9 will be installed over the next few weeks.

Avanti CEO, Kyle Whitehill, says ‘At Avanti, we are deeply concerned about the spread of the pandemic and we want to help in any way we can. The telecommunications industry has an important role to play in this global crisis and we are privileged to be able to use our satellite technology to support the Niger Government in its initiative to fight Covid-19.’

ANSI CEO, Ibrahima Guimba-Saïdou, commented ‘In Niger we are levering all aspects of ICT in our fight against COVID-19. As such assuring good availability and good connectivity at our strategic locations is mandatory. The Avanti VSATs are reinforcing our technical capabilities.’