According to Spacecom, the unnamed company will utilise capacity primarily for cellular backhaul to better connect rural and low-density communities throughout the southern African country.
Amos-17’s capbilities allow it to target the whole of Angola with a single beam rather than a number of smaller ones, as in most HTS satellites. This allows for a reduction in the client’s initial CAPEX as well as providing lower ongoing OPEX for it and its customers. Spacecom’s Vertical Solutions Division is supporting infrastructure deployment for the unnamed Angolan company.
Commenting on the development, Jacob Keret, Spacecom Sr. VP of sales, said: “We are excited to welcome back this Angolan satellite service provider to the Amos family. Amos-17, expected to begin commercial services later in 2019, is already bringing new and repeat customer business. We are very satisfied to see this movement. Within a short time, Spacecom have three satellites serving Africa: Amos-7, Amos-4 and Amos-17 all of which are enabling clients to reduce Africa’s digital divide.”