04 September 2020
Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellites fleet, has partnered with Gilat Telecom to develop a faster, more reliable and more cost-effective satellite service for organisations of all sizes across Africa.
The service uses Spacecom’s AMOS-17 fully digital and advanced High Throughput Satellite (HTS), on both C and Ku band and Gilat Telecom’s unique SD-WAN MAX technology.
It is available immediately and can be used for home and office connectivity including video conferences, e-health applications, e-learning, e-education amongst other things.
The biggest benefits from this cooperation for African MNOs and ISPs include CAPEX savings, in that Spacecom’s AMOS-17’s HTS fully digital payload enables Cross-Connection between all beam and all bands enabling the use of the existing equipment that can be also set-up remotely by the end customers (on existing or new terminals). In addition, there is higher throughput at reduced operational costs: using Gilat Telecom’s intelligent routing, capacity can be expanded by up to 20% (the equivalent of 6 Mbit/s can be achieved from a 5 Mbit/s downlink).
Furthermore, when it comes to smart traffic management, Gilat Telecom’s SD-WAN enables service providers and MNOs to centrally control the route that both satellite and fibre traffic takes to and from the customer. It enables different applications – voice, streaming, caching (Facebook, Netflix, Microsoft cloud services etc.) – to be identified with automatic prioritisation, according to the customer’s needs and demands.
“This partnership enables us to boost the services offered to customers along with fast returns on investments to these growing markets,” said Ofer Asif, SVP BizDev and marketing at Spacecom. “We are sure this fruitful cooperation will lead us to many great business opportunities in Africa, and invite all to gain great value from this unique collaboration and join us today.”
Amir Cohen, VP of marketing and business development at Gilat Telecom added: “We are an innovative company always focused on how we can improve the service we provide to our customers. Our partnership with Spacecom demonstrates how we work across the ecosystem to drive down costs and improve capacity.”