African firm opts to extend satellite service

Spacecom_AMOS-5The AMOS-5 satellite heading into orbit earlier this year. (Image source: Spacecom)An African client of Spacecom’s AMOS-5 communication satellite has extended its contract with the operator

The US$11 million multi-year extension by the unnamed client has resulted in the current deal being extended to a total of five years.

Spacecom, which operates the AMOS fleet of satellites, said that its AMOS-5 African client had exercised a contractual clause to extend services on the satellite.

“We are pleased that our client, after only two months of full service on AMOS-5, has already decided to fulfil a complete five-year contract with us,” remarked Eyal Copitt, senior vice president for Africa sales at Spacecom.

Copitt said that the contract extension was testament to the firm’s service and the relationship it builds with its client.

“AMOS-5 is providing Spacecom with an exciting and extremely powerful platform for African communication companies, organisations and governments,” he added. “We look forward to realising its tremendous potential.”

AMOS-5, which began commercial operations in January 2012, has become one of Africa’s prime carriers of satellite communications traffic in both broadcast and data services, serving the continent from the 17°E orbital position with C-band and Ku-band beams.

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