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African Telco Paratus Signs Capacity Agreement with Spacecom for AMOS-17 

By | November 25, 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

African telco Paratus has signed a capacity agreement with Spacecom for its AMOS-17 satellite, the companies announced Nov. 25. Paratus South Africa has contracted services to provide connectivity for remote regions and maritime and aeronautical markets, the company said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

“AMOS-17’s unique performance and capabilities, highly flexible service architecture, combined with its central position over Africa provide an excellent solution to the growing digital needs in Africa,” Kallie Carlsen, Paratus South Africa managing director, commented in a news release. 

AMOS-17 provides C-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) coverage, and Ka- and Ku-band, and supports services over Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India, and China. It was built by Boeing and launched in 2019.