Avanti signs distribution agreement with Comsat, receives final Indonesian arbitration award

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Avanti Communications said government and commercial-maritime satellite services provider Comsat has entered into a seven-year distribution agreement to access Avanti’s fleet, in particular its new Ka-band Hylas-4 satellite.

London-based Avanti said Hylas-4, launched in April and built by Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, the former Orbital ATK, would enter service in September, a delay from the previously announced August service start date.

Operating from 33.5 degrees west, Hylas-4 has 64 fixed and four steerable Ka-band beams . . .

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