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Paralympic Games to Africa with GlobeCast

September 6, 2012

By Nik Roseveare

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that it was chosen by GlobeCast to provide complementary satellite services in Africa for its Paralympic Games broadcasts. During the games, the AMOS-5 satellite is achieving success and winning medals by bringing high quality live feeds from London to Africa.

Spacecom is working with SatLink Communications to implement its tailored complementary satellite solution on the AMOS-5 for GlobeCast’s Paralympic transmissions to Africa.

AMOS-5 is serving Africa from the 17°E orbital position with a high power pan-Africa C-band and three Ku-band beams that together cover all of Africa with connectivity to Europe and the Middle East. It began commercial operations in January 2012 and is quickly becoming a prime carrier of African satellite communications traffic in both broadcast and data services.

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