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April 27th, 2015

Spacecom Comes To The Rescue For The Nepal Earthquake With Additional Capacity

[SatNews] Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, is focusing more capacity to Nepal on the AMOS-4 satellite located at the 65 degrees East prime orbital position.

In the aftermath of Saturday's enormously deadly earthquake, many service providers have been disabled. Spacecom is offering capacity Free of Charge to emergency responders in Nepal, and throughout the affected region. Additionally, the satellite operator is adding capacity on AMOS-4 for SNG operators in the region to enable them to quickly resume their businesses.

Artistic rendition of the AMOS-4 satellite.

According to Eyal Copitt, Spacecom Sr. vice president Sales, Asia, Africa and Marketing, "AMOS-4 at 65 degrees East is in an excellent position to provide emergency services and capacity for occasional use needs in Nepal and the region. Our satellite services are ready to assist the country, its businesses, international aid groups, emergency responders and news gathering operators to rapidly and easily renew their operations and communications needs. AMOS-4's strength and focus on Asia as well as our technical staff allows us to efficiently answer all of their needs today and in the tough days to come." 

AMOS-4, the newest addition to Spacecom's AMOS constellation has eight Ku-band transponders of 108 MHz and four high-power Ka-band transponders of 216MHz, each with steerable beams. The Ku and Ka transponders create a powerful platform, enabling a wide rangeof cross-region, cross-band and cross-beam connectivity options to reach the region's vast urban and rural areas. Offering extensive broadcast and broadband reach for satellite services including DTH, DBS, video distribution, VSAT communications and broadband Internet, the satellite's geographic position meets broadcast and broadband needs within the Asian, African and Middle Eastern markets.