Hungary’s 4iG to take majority stake in Spacecom

Hungarian IT and telecom player 4iG and two subsidiaries, Hungaro DigiTel and joint venture CarpathiaSat, have entered into a preliminary agreement with Spacecom to acquire a 51% majority stake in the Israeli satellite operator. Spacecom, which is listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, operates four geosynchronous satellites, including Amos 3, which provices providing in […]

Novelsat and Spacecom achieve world’s highest spectral efficiency over AMOS-17

AMOS satellite operator Spacecom and Novelsat have announced the successful demonstration of high capacity satellite transmission with spectral efficiency of 10.5 bit/Hz over AMOS-17 high performance HTS utilising Novelsat DUET CEC (carrier-echo-cancellation) band reuse technology. The pair claim that this is the world’s highest spectral efficiency over AMOS-17. In particular, Novelsat modems established a symmetrical […]

Amos Spacecom names new CEO

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom, operator of the Amos satellite fleet, has named Dan Zajicek as CEO, effective from April 1.   Itzik Shnaiberg, who has served as Acting CEO since January 1, following the departure of David Pollack, will return to his deputy CEO position. Zajicek comes to Spacecom from Satcom Systems, owner of Gilat […]

Spacecom agrees deal with PanAccess for Nigerian broadcasting

Israeli satellite firm Spacecom has announced that it is providing Ku-band capacity from its AMOS-17 communication satellite to German broadcast services PanAccess for broadcasting to Nigeria.  PanAccess specialises in providing one-way or two-way CAS and DRM security solutions around the globe. It offers a seamless service portfolio for consumers using any device. PanAccess currently broadcasts […]

Shnaiberg in as acting CEO at Spacecom

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom has appointed Itzhak Shnaiberg as its acting CEO. Shnaiberg has been the company’s deputy CEO since 2008. He was a part of Spacecom’s founding management team in the early 90s, and spent a decade as the company’s CFO between 1996-2006. The appointment came after CEO David Pollack retired on January 1, […]

Spacecom CEO Pollack to step down

Spacecom CEO and president David Pollack has announced his resignation from the Israeli satellite operator. In a statement made to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on October 31, the company announced that the company has “entered into negotiations” with Pollack over “concluding his position”. The company added that it will make a further statement when […]

Spacecom expands African reach with ViewMedia deal

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that ViewMedia will launch a new digital broadcast platform on the AMOS-17 communication satellite. ViewMedia is the new commercial name of UK-based media content distributor Viewsat. The satellite is located at the 17°E orbital position above Africa and will provide DVBS-2 broadcast services to West Africa.  […]

Amos-17 successfully launched

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom has announced the successful launch of its Amos-17 satellite from Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon-9 launch vehicle. The satellite, which will be placed in the 17° East orbital position, will begin its testing processes in orbit over the next few weeks Manufactured by Boeing Satellite Systems International, Amos-17 is a […]

Spacecom to launch AMOS-17 satellite on August 3

 AMOS satellite fleet operator Spacecom has announced the launch of AMOS-17, its latest satellite, on August 3. The satellite, which will be launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA to the 17°East orbital position, will primarily serve sub-Saharan Africa and connect to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It is predicted that Africa will have over […]

Amos-17 gets set for lift-off

Israeli satellite operatorSpacecom’s latest satellite, Amos-17, is completing the final stages of its pre-launch preparation ahead of take-off later this summer for the 17°East orbital position. Amos-17 has beendesigned to targetthe African market. The craft’s C-band,Ka-band and Ku-bandcapacity will enable ti to provide broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams across Africa. Equipped with a digital payload from Boeing Satellite […]

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