Israeli satellite operator Spacecom, which operates the AMOS fleet, has made its first entry into the maritime satellite connectivity sector with a multi-million-dollar deal. This contract is a major coup for Spacecom, which is looking to provide more on-the-move services. AMOS-17’s Ka-band will provide on-the-move connectivity for a Super Yacht communication service provider.
As part of its business strategy, Spacecom has been improving its capabilities to provide connectivity services to serve the maritime sphere, an important element in the global satellite communications market. Recently the company strategically moved one of AMOS-17’s Ku-band transponders to provide coverage of the Indian Ocean, including the regions surrounding the Seychelle and Maldives Islands.
Spacecom’s decision to broaden the diversity of services into maritime connectivity is another step in evolving the company’s overall strategic direction by supplying a variety of solutions to new, unique sectors.
Speaking about the deal, Oren Tepper, Spacecom’s Senior SVP Maritime, commented: “Choosing Spacecom’s solution is a testament to the company and AMOS-17’s advanced capabilities. This deal strengthens the continuing implementation of our strategy targeting the maritime sector as we move forward to become a leading and important supplier of satellite-based land and maritime connectivity services.”