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Spacecom expands Maritime offering

May 18, 2022

By Chris Forrester

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom, currently in the somewhat slow process of being 51 per cent acquired by Hungary-based communications company 4iG, has altered one of its satellite beams to cover the Indian Ocean and has tapped its first major customer.

Spacecom says it is using its AMOS-17 craft and its Ka-band capacity and has secured its first maritime client. The capacity available is up to 2 gigabits/second in transmission speeds.

Ofer Asif, Spacecom’s SVP/business development, strategy and marketing, says that Spacecom had moved some clients from AMOS-17 to its AMOS-7 craft and re-pointed the beam to cover the Indian Ocean.

The objective, however, is to ‘capture’ the region’s superyachts and cruise ships as well as oil and gas platforms, regular maritime traffic and commercial vessels.

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