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RCS-Communication launches new Ka-Band service in South Sudan with iWayAfrica on Avanti Communications’ HYLAS 4 network
14 November 2018

RCS-Communication, a leading ISP in South Sudan, has established the first site for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 high-speed satellite broadband service in-country. Following successful beam testing in early November 2018 in Juba, South Sudan, the new Ka-Band service with high throughput speeds of up to 35Mbps download and 4Mbps upload, is now available to RCS-Communication’s customers in South Sudan.

The site at RCS-Communication’s technical office in Juba is the first HYLAS 4 service in East & Central Africa.

RCS-Communication partnered with iWayAfrica, an Avanti Master Distributor, to bring the service to South Sudan. “We have a long-standing relationship of almost 10 years with iWayAfrica for the provision of high throughput volume capped VSAT services and are pleased to extend this to the new HYLAS 4 service that offers much improved speeds,” says Flippie Odendal, Managing Director, RCS-Communication.

“RCS is always on the lookout for suitable technology and services that increases options to our clients and enhances their user experience. We focus on the Enterprise and SME market, and with the HYLAS 4 broadband service, we see SME clients across South Sudan benefiting from high speeds and a selection of volume options at affordable rates.” continues Odendal.

iWayAfrica has been a key partner of Avanti’s since 2014 for its HYLAS 2 services across East and Southern Africa. With HYLAS 4, Avanti’s high-speed Ka-Band service is now available with a wider footprint of sub-Saharan Africa helping more people to become digital citizens.

“We have been working with RCS since May 2009 for VSAT broadband services in South Sudan. It is the leading ISP in its market with an excellent service reputation.  Now with HYLAS 4, we can bring Avanti’s service to South Sudan and enable our partner RCS to deliver even faster download and upload speeds”, says Michèle Scanlon, Managing Director, iWayAfrica.

iWayAfrica supports its partner channel with competitive wholesale rates, sales support with lead generation, installation training, a 24/7 Network Management Centre and access to a dedicated distributor partner portal.

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About RCS-Communication

RCS-Communication (http://rcs-southsudan.com/ ) is a professional ICT (Information Communication Technologies) company for businesses and organisations looking for a service provider that understands the terrain, accepts responsibility for performance and ensures future relevance for clients in a fast-changing world. The business offers a wide range of Internet Connectivity, Networking, Radio, Energy Saving and Mobile Satellite Solutions in partnership with selected suppliers and service partners. RCS combines in-country experience across East and Central Africa, offering international best practices and a proven track record for delivering projects in challenging environments to specification and within agreed timeframes.

 About iWayAfrica

iWayAfrica has over 25 years of providing high-end satellite services across Africa to telecoms operators and enterprise customers via its partner network in over 44 markets. As a wholesale VSAT provider, iWayAfrica offers consumer and enterprise broadband solutions covering the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.  iWayAfrica has regional offices for wholesale services in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius and South Africa. http://www.iwayafrica.com/partners

 About Avanti Communications

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. Avanti has 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)

www.avantiplc.com

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