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Satellite broadband operator Avanti Communications has secured a triple contract win as demand for its services increases.

First of all, the group has been awarded a project by the Technology Strategy Board, which will see it investigate technologies that can be incorporated in customer premises equipment.

Avanti has also been given a contract to prepare for larger scale deployment of satellite backhaul for rural mobile broadband access, while it is part of a consortium selected by the European Space Agency to standardise activities of the next-generation DVB Return Channel via Satellite standard.

This is designed to improve efficiency of satellite broadband – helping to reduce equipment costs and make higher speeds available.

David Williams, Chief Executive of Avanti, said the contract wins would help the firm prepare its solution for the Universal Service Commitment communicated by the Digital Britain report.

He added: "It is now clear to all that Avanti's broadband satellites will have a major role in solving these problems for governments around the world."

Avanti recently announced that its Highly Adaptable Satellite payload had arrived safely at the Indian Space Research Organisation assembly facility.

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