Spacecom, Cobbett Hill ink first pre-launch agreement on Amos-17 for sub-Sahara Africa

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Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced its long term agreement with Cobbett Hill Earthstation for C-Band capacity covering the Sub-Sahara region on the AMOS-17 communication satellite. Scheduled for launch in Q2 2019, AMOS-17 is specifically designed for meeting the growing demands of the African continent. With extensive Ka-band, Ku-band and C-Band HTS services, the satellite will combine broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency from the 17°E orbital position.

Cobbett Hill Earthstation Ltd., a leading UK independent teleport, will use the capacity on AMOS-17’s C-band transponders to provide HTS-based internet, voice, data and broadcast services to the growing Sub-Sahara communication markets.

Cobbett Hill Managing Director, Paul O’Brian stated, “We are looking forward to AMOS-17 taking its place covering Sub-Sahara Africa. Its extensive range and superior power meet our needs for adding new services as we expand our next gen service packages to existing and new clients.”

Spacecom’s Ido Ginzburg, VP Sales North America, UK and Nordic, commented, “We are very happy to have Cobbett Hill return to our client list. They were one of our first partners over 10 years ago and to have them back with us for AMOS-17 is a great sign of things to come. Our new satellite will be the most technologically advanced to service Africa and will deliver a large variety of services from its state of the art digital payload. The satellite will connect Africa, Europe and the Middle East, creating a unique bridge for furthering a new digital age in Sub-Sahara Africa in which satellite services will be at the center.”

About Spacecom:
Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites co-located at 4°W, and AMOS-4 at 65°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia via direct-to-home (DTH) and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), telecom operators, network integrators and government agencies.

With the additions of AMOS-17 in 2019 and AMOS-8 to the 4°W orbital position in 2020, Spacecom will further expand its reach reinforcing its position as a leading multi-regional satellite operator.


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