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Spacecom, Ignite Power Launch E-Health Service Across Sub-Saharan Africa

By | October 14, 2020
Artist’s rendition of the Amos 17 satellite based on the BSS-702MP bus. Image Credit: Boeing

Artist’s rendition of the Amos 17 satellite based on the BSS-702MP bus. Image Credit: Boeing

Spacecom revealed Wednesday that the company is teaming up with Ignite Power, a Pan-African infrastructure developer, to install e-Health connectivity solutions in remote clinics across sub-Saharan Africa. The solutions aims to provide local medical teams with immediate access to physicians around the world, as well as data analysis over the cloud.

The solution is powered by Spacecom’s AMOS-17 digital High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) and Ignite’s off-grid solar power solutions and diagnostic systems.AMOS-17 operates over Sub-Saharan Africa, providing C-Band HTS, Ka-Band ,and Ku-Band coverage, and enables the combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams. In August 2019, SpaceX launched AMOS-17.

Dan Zajicek, SpaceCom’s CEO said: “Providing internet connectivity to rural areas in Africa is a major pillar in Spacecom strategy to close the digital gap. Our partnership with Ignite Power is a huge step towards making an impact on a Pan-African scale. Together, no place is too remote for us to tackle. It is an honor to be able to make a difference in people’s lives and it is priceless to see the level of appreciation to something that seems trivial to most. This is only the beginning, we have many plans ahead,.”