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Burundi,United Kingdom : SMART appoints AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS for IP backhaul services

May 30, 2014

East African mobile operator Smart has announced appointment of Broadband services group Avanti Communications to deliver its IP backhaul services.

As per the terms of the deal, the UK-based satellite firm will be responsible to deliver the backhaul services to Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda.

Smart s service would allow operators to keep pace with market growth cost.

During past few couple of months, the group has signed various agreements, to include its multi-million dollar contract extension with Avonline broadband, announced on May 2nd.

In April, the group inked a deal with Turkish telecom operator ESER Telekom to deliver its satellite broadband coverage in the Middle East.

Chief Executive Officer David Williams said, We are delighted to be supporting Smart in East Africa. Avanti s quality and flexibility provides the security, resilience and coverage essential to support the data needs of the most demanding operators.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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