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Spacecom and hiSky To offer affordable voice, data and IoT services over Amos-17 satellite

(13 March 2018 - Spacecom) Spacecom and hiSky announced today a cooperation agreement to provide affordable, low-capacity voice, data MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) and satellite IoT (Satellite Internet of Things) services in the Middle East via AMOS 17's Ka-bands and hiSky's newly developed Smartellite family satellite terminals.

Using AMOS-17's Ka-band beams, hiSky's Smartellite Family solution includes a compact portable SIoT device based on Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA) technology, to provide low data rate services for various applications such as connected vehicles, trains, the energy and agricultural sectors in remote areas.

Yaron Shachar, Chief Business Officer of hiSky said, "Our Smartellite Family, together with AMOS-17, will provide significantly lower prices than the market currently offers. We look forward to being a very appealing alternative in the voice and data MSS market, and especially for the growing IoT market. hiSky is continuing to develop new product lines to meet customer needs. We just released our new Smartellite Static for fixed IoT sensor connectivity based on our core technology and integrated with our modem network solution. We will continue to develop innovative technology and solutions in order to provide the market with affordable and reliable products."

Jacob Keret, Sr. VP Sales at Spacecom, stated, "AMOS-17's full digital HTS technologies will provide a wide of array of service capabilities and allows us to combine our classic satellite bandwidth product offering with end to end communication services throughout Africa, the Middle East and Europe. hiSky's innovative offering is an exciting solution for applications in remote locations, for satellite on the move communications, and brings us into IoT markets."

The Smartellite Family are small, lightweight, and portable. With a built-in electronic pointing antenna, the units automatically locate the satellite in milliseconds. The secure integrated modem is designed for low and medium data rate and includes easy to use management tools.

About hiSky

hiSky brings innovative technology to the field of voice and data satellite communications, offering mobile connectivity that is affordable, portable, and easy to use. hiSky's Smartellite makes satellite communication accessible, even in the most remote and extreme locations, on land, at sea or in the air.

About Spacecom

Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites co-located at 4°W, and AMOS-4 at 65°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia via direct-to-home (DTH) and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), telecom operators, network integrators and government agencies.

With the additions of AMOS-17 in 2019 and AMOS-8 to the 4°W orbital position in 2020, Spacecom will further expand its reach reinforcing its position as a leading multi-regional satellite operator.