20 May 2020
Using HYLAS 4 capacity, Avanti provides satellite connectivity and equipment to 10 government sites across the country, keeping lines of communication open for key government bodies in Niger. Avanti is collaborating with the National Agency of Information Society (ANSI), the technical arm of the government of Niger responsible for coordinating ICT solutions in the Covid-19 response in Niger.
The first site was set up on 15 April 2020 and the remaining nine will be installed over the next few weeks.
"At Avanti, we are deeply concerned about the spread of the pandemic and we want to help in any way we can," said Avanti CEO, Kyle Whitehill.
ANSI CEO, Ibrahima Guimba-Saïdou, added: "In Niger we are levering all aspects of ICT in our fight against Covid-19. As such assuring good availability and good connectivity at our strategic locations is mandatory. The Avanti VSATs are reinforcing our technical capabilities."