Telecoms – In brief

Telecoms

Spacecom has set itself an internal end-of-year deadline to buy an in-orbit satellite to replace Amos-6, which was destroyed in a launch-pad explosion earlier this month. Speaking to DTVE at IBC, Spacecom’s senior vice-president of sales, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Jacob Keret said that while building a new satellite from scratch is an option that is still “on the table”, its priority is to secure an existing satellite. “We are talking with many satellite operators and third parties in order to identify a suitable satellite. Our plan is to bring such a platform before year-end,” said Keret.