Spacecom and Paratus Collaborate to Provide Broadband Connectivity Services in Africa

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Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announces the signing of a contract with Paratus, a pan-African telecommunications service provider that offers a wide range of connectivity solutions to more than 22 African countries through an extensive independently owned network, via the fully digital  AMOS-17satellite.


“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.” Said today Spacecom’s  VP Sales for SADC, Lior Melnik, and added: “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, enabling the combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams that maximize throughput and spectral efficiency. AMOS-17 supports connectivity between Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India and China.

Paratus South Africa is committed to being an end-to-end, single-point service provider to customers whose businesses extend to geographically remote areas and those who need a versatile communication solution that can be easily implemented. Through leveraging business technologies such as the AMOS-17 satellite, businesses can enjoy the instant integration of satellite into their value proposition which can be tailored to meet their needs.

About Spacecom:

Spacecom (TASE: SCC) is a Satellite communication provider, and proprietary owner and operator of the AMOS satellite fleet. Its recent addition, AMOS-17, is a fully digital and advanced High Throughput Satellite (HTS) which further expands Spacecom’s reach over Africa, Middle-East and Asia.

Operating since 1992, the company has built a strong standing as an innovator in its field, and serves as a partner to its customers, providing satellite connectivity, network optimization technologies, consultation and tailored solutions to suit their specific needs and drive business growth.

Spacecom’s solutions include managed services, professional services, turn-key solutions, Cellular Backhaul, trunking solutions as well as broadcast, data and broadband satellite services. Spacecom’s customers include ISPs, telcom and MNO operators, DTH / OTT operators, network integrators and government agencies, for both civil and homeland security.

With strategically located satellites, Spacecom provides vast, reliable coverage over Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle-East. via their satellite fleet which includes, AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites co-located at 4°W, AMOS-4 at 65°E, and AMOS-17 located at 17°E. The company also holds various teleports strategically positioned in Africa, the Middle East, North America and Europe.

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About Paratus:

Paratus is a full-service network spanning the African continent and connecting customers internationally. We offer a high-quality network across 6 African countries – Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia – with additional international points-of-presence located in Johannesburg (South Africa), Lisbon (Portugal) and London (UK). Our extended network provides satellite connectivity to more than 2500 terminals in 22 African countries in central and west Africa.