Top Indonesian Telecommunication Companies To Team Up In Satellite Service
Jakarta, Indonesia (XNA) Aug 20, 2010
Two giant Indonesia telecommunication operators PT Telkom and PT Indosat have agreed to jointly provide a satellite service in the country, the Jakarta Post quoted officials as saying on Thursday.
Under the agreement signed in Jakarta on Wednesday, the new satellite would replace Indosat's satellite, Palapa C-2 that will stop orbiting in 2014, Telkom president Rinaldi Firmansyah said following the signing of the agreement.
He said that Telkom and Indosat would spend up to 200 million U. S. dollars to procure the new satellite, which would be also operated to meet the future need for high definition television ( HDTV), and other telecommunication activities that require more bandwidth.
Telkom spent about 200 million dollars for its latest satellite, which has 48 transponders, while Indosat had spent around 2 trillion rupiah (about 223 million dollars) to buy a Palapa C-2 satellite, which only has 36 transponders.
Fadzri Sentosa, Indosat director and chief wholesale and infrastructure officer, said that both companies would do some preparation on the project starting this year, expecting the project to be accomplished in 2014.
Source: Source: Xinhua
Share This Article With Planet Earth
The latest information about the Commercial Satellite Industry
SEAKR Has Been Awarded The Iridium NEXT Communication Processor
Centennial CO (SPX) Aug 13, 2010
SEAKR Engineering has announced that Thales Alenia Space (TAS), the Iridium NEXT prime contractor, has awarded the communication processor for the Iridium NEXT constellation to SEAKR Engineering. The Iridium NEXT constellation will ultimately replace the existing Iridium constellation providing enhanced mobile satellite communication services worldwide, with the first Iridium NEXT satellit ... read more
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|