Spacecom satellite wins contract with Senegalese telecom company

AMOS-5-1AMOS-5 that was launched in 2011, has a strong Ku-beam signal that increases the quality of relay. (Image source: Spacecom)Israeli communication satellite operator Spacecom’s AMOS-5 satellite has won a long-term contract with Senegal’s EXCAF Telecom for extensive satellite capacity

Spacecom officials revealed that the AMOS-5’s peak satellite signal, located over Senegal, will allow EXCAF Telecom to create the first digital terrestrial network in West Africa by downloading broadcast signals from the AMOS-5 Ku-beam. These signals will be distributed across multiple points, following which EXCAF will send the signals over a terrestrial network throughout the country.

According to officials, the signal will originate from Senegal’s capital, Dakar.

“The project to digitise broadcast in Senegal is of national importance. We selected AMOS-5 due to its beam’s signal strength, the support provided and the satellite’s capacity to expand our network. Bringing digital terrestrial television (DTT) is highly important in positioning Senegal as a leading country in the broadcast field and bringing television to the population,” said Sidy Diagne, CEO of EXCAF Telecom.

In particular, AMOS-5’s location at 17 degrees East orbital makes the satellite’s Ku-band beams and pan African C-band beams very strong, and increases quality relay of data, communication and Internet services, added Spacecom.

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