Spacecom, Paratus provide broadband in Africa via AMOS-17
November 25, 2020
Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced the signing of a contract with Paratus, a pan-African telecommunications service provider that offers connectivity solutions to more than 22 African countries through an extensive independently owned network, via the fully digital AMOS-17 satellite.
“AMOS-17’s unique performance and capabilities, highly flexible service architecture, combined with its central position over Africa provide an excellent solution to the growing digital needs in Africa. We are happy to contract services on the AMOS-17 satellite, which will provide a wide variety of users with cost effective, ubiquitous coverage and reliable connectivity spanning from remote regions to maritime and aeronautical markets”, said Paratus South Africa Managing Director Kallie Carlsen.
“Spacecom welcomes Paratus on board our advanced AMOS-17 satellite and we are delighted to provide Paratus with capacity for their expanding communication needs in Africa.” added Spacecom’s VP Sales for SADC, Lior Melnik. “I believe our partnership will continue to grow further in the near future, and satellite services via AMOS-17 will enhance Paratus’ growth in Africa”.
AMOS-17 is a fully digital HTS satellite, designed specifically to meet Africa’s fast-growing communication demands. The satellite’s C-Band HTS, Ka-Band and Ku-Band coverage, enable the combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams that maximise throughput and spectral efficiency. AMOS-17 supports connectivity between Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India and China.