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Israel’s YES extends use of Amos 7

Israel’s YES pay-TV operation has extended its access to Spacecom’s Amos 7 satellite for an period from September 2024 to February 2025. The lease extension represents another $7 million of revenue for satellite operator Spacecom. Telco Bezeq owns YES but is in the process of switching away from satellite to an all-OTT service. Amos-7 operates […]

March 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Spacecom tests Telesat’s Lightspeed demo craft

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has wrapped its tests on behalf of Telesat of Canada on its Phase 1 low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellite. Telesat has yet to announce who will build its fleet of almost 200 LEO satellites, although most observers expect an order to be placed this winter. The tests, conducted from Spacecom’s Teleport […]

December 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spacecom claims record-breaking tests

Spacecom, which operates the AMOS satellite fleet, and Orbit Communication Systems, have completed a series of record-breaking performance tests of Orbit’s MPT30 and MPT46, multi-purpose, airborne satellite terminals. The systems successfully completed the trials via Spacecom’s AMOS-17 digital satellite’s Ka-band. Orbit’s MPT30 terminal delivered a 140 Mb/s+ forward link and a 40 Mb/s+ return link […]

December 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spacecom shares sale to 4iG wraps

Budapest-based 4iG has completed its purchase of 20 percent of Israeli satellite operator Space Communications Ltd (Spacecom) which operates the Amos fleet of satellites. “By Spacecom’s public and private share issue, the Hungarian info-communication company group can acquire a 20 per cent stake in the company. In the next three years, it can be increased […]

September 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spacecom agrees $1m claim against Intelsat

A long-running dispute between Tel Aviv-based satellite operator Space-Communications Ltd (Spacecom) against Intelsat and centred on an agreement between the two has resulted in Spacecom being awarded an agreed payment of $1 million by Intelsat’s bankruptcy court. Intelsat and Spacecom both operated satellites at 65 degrees East or nearby. Intelsat agreed to pay Spacecom $650,000 […]

August 22, 2022

Spacecom expands Maritime offering

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 […]

May 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Israel delays Spacecom sale

Israel’s communications ministry is delaying – and may ban – the sale of Israel’s Spacecom satellite business. Spacecom operates the AMOS fleet of satellites and was in the process of being sold to a Hungarian company 4iG. Local reports in Israel say the communications ministry have declined to sign off the deal due to concerns […]

January 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spacecom adds Kenya DTT from AMOS-17

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has won a contract from the Kenya Broadcast Corp’s Signet DTT service. Broadcasting from Spacecom’s AMOS-17 satellite, the Kenyan Signet DTT service offers more than 70 television channels plus radio transmissions throughout Kenya and into South Africa. Oren Tepper, Spacecom Global VP/sales, stated: “AMOS-17’s strong C-band HTS beams improved signal quality […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Kenya Broadcast’s Signet DTT connects to Spacecom’s AMOS-17

Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that Kenya Broadcast Corporation’s Signet DTT (digital terrestrial TV) service is now being broadcast via the advanced AMOS-17 HTS (high throughput satellite) digital satellite. Spacecom’s also provided an array of on-the-ground professional services that quickly and efficiently migrated Signet’s DTT service […]

November 3, 2021

Spacecom vs Intelsat gets heated

Back in 2013, Israeli satellite operator Spacecom (which owns the AMOS craft) and Intelsat agreed a mutually-acceptable frequency coordination of the pair’s various satellites focusing on Spacecom’s AMOS craft at 65 degrees East. Intelsat’s affected satellites were at 62, 64, 66 and 68.5 degrees East. Intelsat agreed to compensate Spacecom with an annual payment of […]

October 14, 2021