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

04 December 2019

SMS Teleport UK

SMS Teleport UK

Satellite Mediaport Services  (SMS Teleport), the largest independent teleport in the UK, has been selected by Spacecom  to act as the European Gateway for their newly operational AMOS-17 communication satellite, which supports connectivity between Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India and China.

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 UK 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.

The 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.