Jakarta, 17 May 2017 – PT Indosat, Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo) dan PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), through their joint venture (JV) company, PT Palapa Satelit Nusa Sejahtera (PSNS), signed an agreement with China satellite manufacturer, China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for the procurement of new satellite Satelit Palapa-N1. The signing was witneshed by the Minister of The Communication and Information Rudiantara in the mids of Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Systems International Conference (APSAT) 2017 in Jakarta, today.
CGWIC will build and launch into orbit of the satllite in this agreement. The satellite will be developed by using Chinese DFH 4 Bus and will be delivered into orbit by using Long March 3B from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China. This new satellite is named as Palapa Nusantara 1 or Palapa-N1, and is positioned as the next generation of current satellite Palapa-D at orbital slot 113°E. Palapa-N1 satellite will optimise the available spectrum and provide services for broadcasting and broadband connectivity in the entire coverage in Indonesia by adopting newest technology of High Throughput Satellite (HTS).
“We are very pleased with this achievement. Indosat Ooredoo has been working hard with its strategic partner to implement this cooperation. And this signing of the agreement is a prove of Indosat Ooredoo commitment in supporting the Government of The Republic of Indonesia in building access of the broadband services to the people and businesses in the country. Broadband access is known as being the key for the people and businesses to access information and benefits of the digital worlds. The new satellite will certainly expedite the penetration of the access of the broadband service in Indonesia and will expedite the shaping of the digital community and will enable the achievement of the objectives of the government to be the biggest digital country in the South East Asia Region,” said Alexander Rusli, President Director & CEO Indosat Ooredoo.
“Generally, most of the people in Indonesia known Indosat Ooredoo as mobile Cellular operator and digital communications provider. Today, we would like to emphasize and inform the them that one of the our important business profile is satellite service provider. This is also to underline our commitment to business customers of our guarantee on the the continuation of our services in the long term period,” added Alexander Rusli.
This new satellite will continuously supports business solutions (B2B) and mobile network Indosat Ooredoo. With the significant growth of digital landscape in the market and the need of broadband connectivity for the people in Indonesia, satellite plays very important role to reach those people in remote areas to access internet broadband services and affordable high quality broadcasting. Hence, its existence is expected to lower the digital divide in the country.
About Indosat Ooredoo
Indosat Ooredoo (IDX: ISAT), a mobile telecommunication company in Indonesia that provides access and connectivity to everyone and businesses. Indosat Ooredoo focuses its business on human growth, which is to increase quality of life through its digital world. At the end of 2016, Indosat Ooredoo has served 85.7 millions of mobile subscribers and recorded the growth of bandwidth of data traffic 147% of the previous year. With the number of 4,000 employees, Indosat Ooredoo business has grown by 9% this 2016. Indosat Ooredoo is a company rewarded as ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ in 2015 from Asia Pacific Stevie Awards.
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