Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC) has signed a contract with a leading Angolan satellite services operator for C-band HTS capacity on the newly launched AMOS-17 communication satellite.
The Angolan company will access capacity on AMOS-17 primarily for cellular backhaul to better connect rural and low-density communities throughout the Southern African country.
AMOS-17’s C-band HTS capabilities enable the satellite to target all of Angola with a single beam rather than using a number of smaller beams, as in most other HTS satellites. This technological advantage leads to economic benefits by reducing the client’s initial CAPEX costs as well as providing lower ongoing OPEX costs for it and their customers. Spacecom's Vertical Solutions Division is supporting infrastructure deployment for the Angolan company.
Spacecom operates the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites that are co-located at 4 degrees W and AMOS-4 at 65 degrees E and they provide high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia via DTH operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecom and MNO operators, network integrators and government agencies.
Spacecom Sr. VP of Sales, Jacob Keret, said the company is excited to welcome back this Angolan satellite service provider to the AMOS family. AMOS-17, expected to begin commercial services later in 2019, is already bringing new and repeat customer business. Within a short time, Spacecom will have three satellites serving Africa: AMOS-7, AMOS-4 and AMOS-17, all of which are enabling clients to reduce Africa’s digital divide.
With AMOS-17, Spacecom further expands its reach in Africa and Asia, reinforcing its position as a leading multi-regional satellite operator.