Three weeks after its transponders went dark, Spacecom is preparing to declare the Amos 5 satellite a total loss.
Israeli Spacecom said it lost contact with the Amos-5 satellite on Saturday morning and has been unable to reconnect with it since.
Facebook and Eutelsat have announced a new initiative, using satellite to get more Africans online.
Spacecom is to provide SPI International with a full service uplink, encryption and capacity on Amos-3 a 4 degrees West for its HD and SD channels in Europe.
The Nigerian DTH platform ConSat TV has chosen Spacecom’s Amos-5 at 17 degrees East for the distribution of its service.
Eutelsat and Spacecom have announced plans for cross commercialisation of Ku-band capacity between 16 and 17 degrees East.
Spanish infrastructure group Abertis is seeking to take control of the Israeli satellite operator Spacecom through a deal with 64.5% owner Eurocom.
Spacecom’s AMOS-5, located at 17 degrees East, is now providing a hybrid satellite-cellular communications solution in Africa.
The Amos-4 communications satellite has successfully arrived at 65 degrees East, its designated permanent service location.
SpaceCom and the Bulgarian telco Neterra Communications have entered into a strategic partnership for the provision of satellite TV services, video distribution to cable headends, VSAT communications and broadband internet services.