AMG23

Satellite Broadband Across EMEA

Starting its operational services in the spring of 2012, AMG-23E-IS3 satellite will provide powerful pan-African C-band and regional Ku-band coverage from AstroMedia Global (AMG) orbital position at 23° E. AMG-23E-IS3 will be replaced by AMG-23E, scheduled for launch in 2014, commencing operational services at 23° E.

AMG-23E-IS
AMG-23E Coverage

The AMG-23E-IS3 satellite system provides telecommunications and direct-to-home broadcast services to most of Africa, up to 16 high-power Ku-band transponders over Central Africa, southeast portion of Africa, and 14 C-band transponders for coverage from western Africa and the Middle East to Central Asia. The AMG-23E-IS3 satellite is in operation successfully since 1999.

AMG-23E-IS3 also features two Ku-band spot beams: a "K1" beam that stretches from western Africa, UAE to Iran, major portion of south-western areas of the Indian Ocean and a "K2" beam is centered over the African continent. The AMG-23E-IS3 satellite is capable of delivering a wide spectrum of communications including maritime communications, digital DTH broadcasting, VSAT, GSM cellular backhaul and other business services throughout the regions.

The AMG-23E-IS3 satellite was designed to provide C-band coverage over Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia with Effective Isotropic Radiated Powers (EIRPs) of up to 41.4 dBW. AMG-23E-IS3 also features two Ku-band spot beams: a "K1" beam that stretches from western Africa, UAE to Iran, major portion of south-western areas of Indian Ocean and a "K2" beam is centered over the African continent with EIRP of up to 54 dBW.

The satellite inclination as of February 2012 is currently minimal and is predicted to increase next year by approximately 0.8° and continue to increase each year by 0.8° as satellite enters into a controllable inclination mode. The AMG-23E-IS3 satellite carries sixteen high-power Ku-band transponders and fourteen medium-power C-band transponders.

Technical Specifications

C-Band Coverage

Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia

Number of C-Band Transponders and TWTA

14 and HEDD 67W

C-Band Transponder Bandwidth and Redundancy

36 MHz and 20 for 14

C-Band Polarization

 Dual Linear

Ku-Band Coverage

 

K1 Beam:

Africa and the Middle East

K2 Beam:

Africa

Number of Ku-Band Transponders and TWTA

16 and HEDD 90 / 135 W

Ku-Band Transponder Bandwidth for K1 and K2 Beams

 54 MHz

Ku-Band Transponder Redundancy and Polarization

12 for 8 and Dual Linear

Main field of service usage:

  • Telecom and cellular operators
  • Internet service providers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Oil & gas companies
  • Construction companies
  • Government agencies
  • Multi-location companies

Regarding our pricing, it is on a case by case basis, depending on the frequencies and coverage. Please contact with us for cost estimate.