(Ecofin Agency) - The Czech telecommunications service provider GiTy announced on April 14 the signing of a multi-year contract with the Israeli company Spacecom, which operates the AMOS telecom satellite fleet. The contract covers GiTy's use of C-band capacity on the AMOS-17 communications satellite to provide quality connectivity to embassies across Africa.
The AMOS-17 satellite was designed specifically to meet Africa's rapidly growing communication demands. It is the eighth telecom equipment in the “AMOS” family, launched into space on August 4, 2019, by the US company SpaceX from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Radek Ondras, network operations director at GiTy, explained that “Amos-17’s position over Africa and its unique performance and capabilities provide us with an excellent solution for our very specific needs. Partnering with Spacecom since as early as Amos-3, we are confident they will provide us with high quality, personalized and reliable satellite communication services.”
GiTy noted that the C-band capacity of the AMOS-17 satellite will allow it to enter Africa with state-of-the-art technology.