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AfricaOnline launches JOLA Ka-Band high-speed broadband satellite service in Ghana on Avanti’s HYLAS4
9 April 2019

AfricaOnline, one of Ghana’s oldest ISPs and a Gondwana International Networks (GIN) subsidiary, has today announced the launch of its new JOLA service, a high-speed broadband satellite service powered by Avanti’s HYLAS4 satellite that offers 100% coverage of Ghana through multiple spot beams.

Making the announcement to business leaders and media at a launch event in Accra, Foster Plender, Managing Director for AfricaOnline Ghana said, “We are proud to be the first to launch the Avanti HYLAS4 service in Ghana. Our rigorous testing over the past few months has given us the confidence that our customers will be very satisfied with the quality of service and speeds of up to 35Mbps download”.

The JOLA service has 100% coverage of Ghana so even the remotest location can be connected. Whilst perfect for remote areas, Plender also highlighted the use case for high-speed satellite as a business continuity service in urban areas too.

The launch of the Ka-Band JOLA service in Ghana opens up new opportunities for delivering on development goals of the nation by ensuring many more sectors of the population becoming connected. Plender presented examples from across the GIN group of Ka-Band JOLA solutions meeting the needs of rural judiciary courts, agriculture services, eLearning initiatives, remote hospitality lodges, micro-finance institutions and CCTV and Machine2Machine (M2M) applications for construction and national manufacturing plants.

GIN through its subsidiary, iWayAfrica, has partnered with Avanti since 2014 for the rollout of high-speed satellite services in Southern & Eastern Africa.  In August 2018, the group was granted Master Distributor status for its new service on the latest satellite, HYLAS4 with new market focus on West and Central Africa.

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About AfricaOnline

AfricaOnline Ghana is a leading African ISP, offering solutions over satellite, fibre and wireless networks. First established in 1996, AfricaOnline is Ghana’s oldest ISP and is a subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks (GIN), a Pan-African communications service company and one of the largest VSAT Operators in Africa through its operating brands, AfricaOnline and iWayAfrica. The Group has subsidiaries in 10 countries on the continent and offers services in an additional 34 countries via its distributor channel partners.

For further information on AfricaOnline Ghana, please contact Rudolf Baah on +233 554 081 824 or at rudolf.baah@africaonline.com.gh. www.africaonline.com.gh .

www.gondwanainternational.com

About Avanti

Avanti connects people wherever they are. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, our network provides ubiquitous internet service to an end market of over 1.7bn people. Avanti works together with like-minded people and organisations to go the extra mile, developing new, innovative and pioneering satellite solutions that help to liberate the potential of people, businesses and government departments across EMEA. We have invested $1.2bn in the latest Ka-band satellite technology and shaped it to meet our customers’ aspirations.

Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN: LSE)

For further information: Nathalie Gaudillat |Nathalie.gaudillat@avantiplc.com |+44 (0)207 749 1600

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