2013 Trends: Eyal Copitt, Senior Vice President, Sales Africa, Asia & Marketing, Spacecom

Spacecom operates its AMOS satellite fleet over Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Among the strongest trends in these markets are the use of satellite to ensure reliable communications for a growing number of enterprise and consumer users who expect high quality service options all the time and everywhere they go.

Cellular backhaul is a prime service that we provide telecom clients to manage their networks. Satellite-based backhaul enables them to keep service running all the time and with backup and redundancy to ensure that service is never diminished. Satellite also offers a wide variety of geographic choice for locating infrastructure and expands service coverage to hard to reach regions.

In emerging markets, especially those with wide geographic areas and or challenges, mobile coverage is an important service differentiator. Providers with better coverage and high quality services will be the ones to generate more profits and excellent brand reputation. For large geographic regions, satellite offers highly competitive rates enabling providers to establish service everywhere and at all times.

We are also excited by fibre. Fibre allows providers to add services to networks, and consumers have learned to expect more. Providers, therefore, are required to ensure these services are available everywhere – even areas where fibre does not exist. Thus, they turn to satellite for adding capabilities in non-fibre regions. Spacecom feels that fibre opens new opportunities throughout emerging markets – and these opportunities are perfect for satellite service.

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