Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that Cobbett Hill Earthstation has entered into a long term agreement for C-band capacity covering the Sub-Sahara region on the AMOS-17 communication satellite.
Scheduled for launch in Q2 2019, AMOS-17 is specifically designed for meeting the growing demands of the African continent. With extensive Ka-band, Ku-band and C-Band HTS services, the satellite will combine broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency from the 17°E orbital position.
Cobbett Hill Earthstation Ltd., a leading UK independent teleport, will use the capacity on AMOS-17's C-band transponders to provide HTS-based internet, voice, data and broadcast services to the growing Sub-Sahara communication markets.
Cobbett Hill Managing Director, Paul O'Brian stated that the company is looking forward to AMOS-17 taking its place covering Sub-Sahara Africa. Its extensive range and superior power meet our needs for adding new services as we expand our next gen service packages to existing and new clients.
Spacecom's Ido Ginzburg, VP Sales North America, UK and Nordic, commented that Spacecom is happy to have Cobbett Hill return to the company's client list. They were one of the firm's first partners more than 10 years ago and to have them back with Spacecom for AMOS-17 is a great sign of things to come. The company's new satellite will be the most technologically advanced to service Africa and will deliver a large variety of services from its state of the art digital payload. The satellite will connect Africa, Europe and the Middle East, creating a unique bridge for furthering a new digital age in Sub-Sahara Africa in which satellite services will be at the center.