Spacecom and Botswana Telecom in multi-year satellite services deal
(13 November 2018 - Spacecom) Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) today announced an agreement whereby AMOS-7 is supplying satellite services to BTC's VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) network throughout all of Botswana.
Spacecom is providing BTC with highest efficiency satellite capacity alongside migrating the existing network towards next generation VSAT technology.
Utilizing the AMOS-7 KU-band Africa beam, BTC high speed VSAT services will realize increased bandwidth and better service availability. Spacecom's new Vertical Solution Division is leading migration and professional services for the VSAT network.
According to Peter Olyn, GM Technology at BTC, “Spacecom brings us an inclusive solution for our entire VSAT business. Spacecom’s strong beam enables us to further an already impressive lineup of services for our growing business and consumer markets to reach throughout Botswana. We look forward to more growth with Spacecom as our satellite communications partner."
"AMOS-7's Africa KU-beam provides us with solid opportunities in Sub-Sahara Africa with our new contract with BTC reinforcing the AMOS brand in Southern Africa, commented Jacob Keret, SVP Sales of Spacecom. "We are excited to commence our business relationship with BTC and support their new network in Botswana. Spacecom's new business division is proving its worth to our partners at BTC. Being able to offer more in this growing market is an important tool in our business development and in supporting our clients with additional market growth opportunities."
Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites co-located at 4°W, and AMOS-4 at 65°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia via direct-to-home (DTH) operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), telecom and MNO operators, network integrators and government agencies.
With the addition of AMOS-17 in 2019, Spacecom will further expand its reach reinforcing its position as a leading multi-regional satellite operator.