Turkish satellite operator Turksat has signed new agreements with Avanti Communications and Kymeta.
Turksat has committed to 1.8 GHz of capacity on Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite for the upcoming three years with an option to extend for a further year. The partnership will commence in June 2019 and revenues will be spread evenly across the life of the contract.
HYLAS 2 delivers ultra-reliable, high throughput data communications across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and East and Southern Africa. It will enable Turksat to service 100% of Turkey and other markets.
“This is a significant amount of capacity on HYLAS 2 and demonstrates the demand in the regions in which Avanti operates,” said Kyle Whitehill, Chief Executive Officer, Avanti Communications.
Turksat CEO Cenk Şen added: “This agreement will enable each partner to grow their business significantly with providing high-quality solutions to different organisations with a seamless connection.”
Meanwhile, Turksat’s partnership with Kymeta will allow the operator to provide connectivity in challenging regions where no terrestrial infrastructure is available, across a wide area extending from Europe to the Middle East and Africa.
“Partnering with Türksat allows Kymeta to provide coverage through their satellite communications with our end-to-end solutions on both land and sea,” said Neville Meijers, Kymeta Chief Commercial Officer.
“This partnership will help further our mission of bringing different languages and cultures together through satellite communications,” said Hasan Hüseyin Ertok, Türksat Vice President. “Kymeta’s proven antenna technology will allow us to pursue previously untapped markets and applications in satellite communications. As the only satellite operator in Turkey, this is critical to enhancing the service offerings in our nation and beyond.”