From orbital slot-sharing to strategic acquisition: How Israel’s Spacecom & 4iG of Hungary arrived at their agreement

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Hungarian telco 4iG PLC's agreement to purchase 51% of Israeli satellite fleet operator Spacecom --  —  will, if approved, give Spacecom  an anchor client for its future 4 degrees West business and a majority shareholder interested in the kind of service growth  Spacecom plans.

The transaction still must clear Israeli government review, but Spacecom Chief Executive Dan Zajicek said this deal does not have the complications inherent in a 2016 purchase offer by a Chinese company, which was . . .

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