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Hermes Datacomms extends capacity in Iraq

Ka-band services to be provided via Avanti’s Hylas 2 satellite

Hermes Datacomms has acquired services from Avanti Communications to boost its satellite capacity in Iraq. The company will initially deploy the capacity in remote fields before launching a programme to up-weight connectivity for enterprise customers in the Middle East. Avanti will provide Ka-band services to Hermes via its Hylas 2 satellite.

“Hermes requires high-quality, secure coverage over some of the remotest parts of the world. Powered by our Hylas 2 satellite, the contract will extend Hermes’ connectivity in Iraq. We look forward to working together in partnership,” says Matthew O’Connor, COO of Avanti.

Hermes provides satellite and fibre links to remote and challenging locations onshore and offshore. Its solutions include international connections, managed networks and oilfield infrastructure.