Spacecom Lands $12.5 Million Amos-5 Pre-Sale in Southern Africa

By | June 23, 2011 | ST Briefs, Telecom

[Satellite TODAY 06-23-11] Satellite operator Spacecom has pre-sold $12.5 million worth of Amos-5 Ku- and C-band capacity to an unnamed Southern African Internet technology provider, Spacecom announced June 22.

   The company said the deal would see the unnamed client add to its existing capacity agreement with the operator and utilize the new Amos-5 capacity for a variety of VSAT services and broadband backbone to service the financial and general enterprise sectors.
   “The market for Ku-band is growing in Africa because technology has greatly negated rain interference challenges and has also brought down customers’ initial setup costs,” Spacecom Senior Vice President of Sales Eyal Copitt said in a statement.
   Amos-5 is slated to be launched into the 17 degrees East pan-African orbital slot and begin commercial operations later this year.
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