Orbits MPT 30WGX terminal receives network access certificate to operate on Avanti Networks

February 12, 2024:  Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) , a global multi-orbit provider of fully integrated connectivity services and solutions and Orbit Communications Systems Ltd., a leading provider of airborne communications solutions, today announced that the Orbit MPT 30WGX airborne Ka-band multi-purpose terminal (“MPT”) has  completed the Network Access Process, and may therefore be used across the entirety of Avanti’s satellite network.

The MPT 30WGX terminal meets the pervasive connectivity needs of Avanti’s military and commercial airborne users, enabling a seamless transition between commercial Ka-band and Mil Ka services. This compact, lightweight, and low-power (SWaP) terminal offers speeds of up to 126 Mbps for forward link and 29 Mbps for return link, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity throughout all flight phases.

The versatile terminal fits onto various aircraft systems, including special mission aircraft, helicopters, and UAVs and is compliant with industry standards to integrate seamlessly with military satellite systems. This integration makes it an optimal choice for government airborne Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance (ISR) applications.

Asaf Punis, VP of Business Development, Orbit, said: “We are proud of this cooperation with Avanti. This MPT 30WGX design, coupled with Avanti network makes it an ideal solution across EMEA and part of ASIA missions that transmit large volumes of data, including military aircraft and UAVs. This is yet another step of Orbit’s expansion into significant markets worldwide”.

Donald Walker, Senior Vice President of Government & Defence at Avanti said: “The collaboration with Orbit marks a significant step in enhancing our network capabilities for the European and African markets. The addition of the MPT 30WGX terminal to our network further solidifies our commitment to providing cutting-edge connectivity solutions for both commercial and military aviation users.”        

About Orbit Communications Systems:    

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a leading global provider of airborne communications and satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, is helping to

expand and redefine how we connect. Orbit systems can be found on airliners and jet fighters, cruise ships and navy vessels, ground stations and offshore platforms. We deliver innovative, cost-effective, and highly reliable solutions to commercial operators, major air forces and navies, space agencies and emerging New Space companies.

Orbit is a public company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the control of the Fimi Investment Fund. The company’s operations are spread globally, with production, marketing, sales, and customer service, including a presence in the US, Europe and the Far East.

For more information, please visit https://orbit-cs.com/  

Orbit Marketing Communications: Marketing@orbit-cs.com

+972 9 892 2777

About Avanti Communications:

Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) is a global multi-orbit provider of fully integrated connectivity services and solutions.

With a mission to help the world become better connected, Avanti is the leading Ka-band high-throughput satellite capacity partner to the communications industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Avanti leverages its satellite technology to create custom solutions that protect communities and unlock opportunities for individuals, communities, businesses, and governments all over the world.

As a global business, Avanti is able to deliver reliable, high-performance solutions worldwide, even in the most challenging of locations. It uses its scale and expertise to connect those in hard-to-reach rural areas, improving access to education and helping to create a safe environment for people to live and work.

Founded in 2002, Avanti operates a fleet of four Ka-band HYLAS satellites that offer 50Ghz capacity and a secure ground network of seven Gateway Earth Stations. This has the power to connect more than 1.7 billion people across 118 countries

For more information, please visit avanti.space  or email avanti@threesixty.uk      

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