Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced it had signed a two-year extension deal with D.B.S. Satellite Services, operator of Yes DTH in Israel. The deal, worth US$14 million, will continue the DTH’s operations from the AMOS-7 and AMOS-3 satellites at Spacecom’s 4°W orbital hotspot. With this agreement, Yes’ order backlog increases to US$100 million. The extension by Yes represents its vote of confidence in Spacecom’s AMOS satellites, services, advanced technologies, and leadership team.
The agreement with Yes has an additional two potential extensions of six-months each, starting at the end date of the new agreement. If realized, the extensions will result in an additional US$7 million of revenue for Spacecom.
Spacecom also reported the extension of its lease agreement with AsiaSAT, the owner of the AMOS-7 satellite, for an additional two years until 2024. The annual new and reduced lease fee is US$14 million.
The above continue the company’s recent released transactions including a US$38 million extension of services with the Government of Israel and a US$6 million contract with an African MNO, among other news.
Also, the company reported last month on current negotiations with 4iG Plc., a Hungarian information technology and telecommunications company, for the latter to take a majority 51 percent stake in the Israel-based satellite services company. 4iG recently won a contract to build a Hungarian national satellite.
“Signing this two-year extension with Yes allows them to simultaneously use both AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 and continues the recent positive momentum accelerating Spacecom’s development," said Spacecom CEO Dan Zajicek. "This includes significant deals such as our investment in Canada’s NuRAN Wireless and the approximately US$9 million extension of services agreement on AMOS-3 with Magyar Telekom, from the Deutsche Telekom group.”