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The Avanti Communications Group, a satellite data communications service provider, and MainOne, a connectivity and data centre solution company in West Africa, have partnered to increase broadband penetration in Nigeria.

According to the agreement, MainOne will leverage Avanti’s satellite, HYLAS 4, to take broadband services to areas unreachable by fiber. Avanti’s Eco Initiative grouping broadband access, solar power, and Wi-Fi services for schools and small communities is included.

Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti, said that he was glad that their product will complement MainOne’s fiber networks, andb, CEO of MainOne, said that the partnership will help to bridge the digital gap.