...now has "one-hop” Ku-band capacity available to serve an array of data communication needs between the U.S. East Coast and the Middle East. Due to AMOS-3's strategic location at 4 degrees West and its beams' cross-connection capabilities, the satellite offers direct connectivity "one-hop” service between these locations without resorting to outside fiber or any other satellite connections. AMOS-3 is equipped with three Ku beams: Europe, North America and the Middle East. For U.S.-based clients in need of bi-directional data communication services with the Middle East, AMOS-3's cross-connection capability uses the North America and the Middle East beams.
Launched in 2008 with Ku-band beams, AMOS-3 delivers satellite communications for a range of services, including: DTH, video distribution to cable head-ends, VSAT communications and broadband Internet. AMOS by Spacecom company information link.