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April 16th, 2013

Spacecom... African Access (Capacity)

Artistic rendition of the AMOS 5 satellite.
[SatNews] Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has won...

...a three-year contract worth $6.5 million from one of Africa's largest Internet Communications Service Providers (ISPs) for provision of VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminals) satellite services from the AMOS-5 satellite, located at the 17 degrees East prime orbital position. The AMOS-5 Southern Africa Ku-band beam will enable the African ISP to offer VSAT services to its enterprise, commercial and public sector customers in Southern Africa.

"Africa’s data and telecommunications markets are rapidly expanding, and we’re pleased to support that growth by adding one of Africa's largest ISPs to the AMOS-5," said Eyal Copitt, Spacecom's senior vice president of sales for Africa, Asia and marketing. "AMOS-5 is an all-around solution for data clients because its excellent coverage, strong footprint, and reliable and powerful signals meet the technological needs of data carriers throughout the continent. From 17°E, AMOS-5's three Ku-band beams and pan-African C-band beam add value to a wide array of data, telecommunication and Internet providers, as well as broadcasters."