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Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS) selected as European Gateway for AMOS-17

(2 December 2019 - SMS Teleport) Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS Teleport), the largest independent teleport in the United Kingdom, today announced it has been selected by Spacecom (Space-Communication) to act as the European Gateway for their newly operational AMOS-17 communication satellite.

SMS is uplinking the first carriers of data services over C-Band and Ku-Band – Broadband Internet and Telecom – on the AMOS-17 communication satellite located at the 17°E orbital position serving Africa.

From its teleport located in the heart of the U.K., SMS is providing high throughput services to Europe, Africa and the Middle East, along with an array of Digital Video Broadcast services.

“SMS is delighted to have been selected by Spacecom to provide services on their AMOS-17 satellite. We look forward to working together to meet the growing needs of communication service providers and operators throughout Africa. With our dedicated antenna systems and high-end command and control centre, we are a true gateway for all aspects of communications to and from Africa,” stated Zvi Golod, CEO and Chairman of the Board at SMS Teleport.

“Working with the SMS Teleport team provides a tremendous start for AMOS-17’s commercial operations. We are quickly building our network into Africa and beyond. SMS’ gateway is an excellent platform for communication operators seeking smart and flexible solutions,” added David Pollack, CEO of Spacecom.

Spacecom’s AMOS-17 is an HTS satellite designed specifically to meet Africa’s fast-growing communication demands. Extensive C-Band HTS, Ka-Band and Ku-Band capabilities enable the combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency. The satellite supports connectivity between Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India and China.

About Satellite Mediaport Services

SMS Teleport is the largest independent teleport in the United Kingdom, boasting an impressive array of more than 40 earth stations spread over 6 acres of beautiful landscape in the English countryside. The recently upgraded Teleport contains a comprehensive set of the latest communication technologies, operated through a modern setup of network operations and management facilities. With a global reach to the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa and with a line of sight to more than 100 satellites, SMS has everything you need to establish and sustain your Satellite Communication business.