Spacecom satellite initiates service over Africa

Spacecom, the AMOS satellite fleet operator, has confirmed that the AMOS-5i satellite has reached its 17° East orbital position and has begun commercial service. With clients from Africa, Europe and the Middle East already on board, the AMOS-5i satellite enables Spacecom to start serving the growing African market with C-band and Ku-band capacity. AMOS-5i is an interim satellite that will be seamlessly succeeded in its orbital position by AMOS-5 once it commences operations, scheduled for mid-2011.

The AMOS-5i satellite's 20 36MHz and 4 72MHz C-band transponders plus 9 54MHz Ku-band transponders, make it a powerful platform offering a pan-African C-band beam connecting Europe and the Middle East alongside two Ku-band regional beams.

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