March 21st, 2010
SES S.A. AMC-15/16 Action For SSM
The authorizations to use the Ku-band spectrum at these orbital positions for fixed satellite services (FSS) were recently granted by the Mexican government to SSM. Today, AMC-15 and AMC-16 are used primarily by enterprise customers in the United States. Positioned at 105 degrees West and at 85 degrees West, respectively, AMC-15 and AMC-16 can transmit video, audio or data with full coverage of Mexico and the United States. Also, upon launch in 2011, EchoStar is expected to use capacity on QuetzSat’s QuetzSat-1, a high power communications satellite to be located at 77 degrees West, with coverage of Mexico and North America. EchoStar intends to use QuetzSat-1 for broadcast services for the Dish Mexico DTH service in Mexico and for the DISH Network DTH service in the United States.