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Avanti Communications - more bad news it is not telling you about

By Tom Winnifrith | Wednesday 4 May 2016


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Oddly enough it seems as if the bombastic boss of Avanti Communications (AVN), uber Welsh David Williams is not keeping his poor, and getting poorer by the day, followers up to speed with all the bad news from his worthless company.

We start in his back yard where there is mounting evidence that Viasat, a US based high speed satellite operator is eating Avanti's lunch in Europe. The Yanks have teamed up with the European Space Agency to set up a new High Capacity Satellite initiative to bring products to market.

Avanti used to be the darling of the European Space Agency. It paid for a big chunk of HYLAS 1, sold the Artemis satellite to Avanti and is the partner on HYLAS 3. It seems a huge blow for Viasat to come in and take over. Projects selected under the HCS Initiative will receive up to 50% funding, with assistance from ViaSat that could include technical support on proposal preparation and project execution, program management, test bandwidth and hardware support. It's unlikely that Avanti'll get a look in against a competitor or want to pitch for any of the business. Hmmm, not goode news for the bombast - you can read more HERE

Then we move further afield and I see that Luxembourg based SES has announced a deal with Facebook to sell satellite capacity for the next few years in Africa. Again, Avanti doesn't get a look in despite it's claims to be the best in the continent. So much for all those stories about Avanti and Facebook. You can see how Avanti is getting wiped by SES HERE

Shares in Avanti, at 94p, remain a slam dunk sell. Target - when the cash runs out - 0p.


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