September 2006

Founded the Company

Founded the Company

September 2006

ABS-1

ABS-1

Acquisition of the LMI-1 satellite (a high-powered Lockheed Martin A2100AX spacecraft, covering 4 continents from Europe to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. LMI-1 was renamed ABS-1.)

July 2009

ABS-1A

ABS-1A

Acquisition of Koreasat-2 (renamed ABS-1A)

November 2009

ABS-5 & Mabuhay

ABS-5 & Mabuhay

Acquisition of Mabuhay Satellite Corporation and Agila-2 satellite (changed to ABS-5)

May 2010

ABS-7

ABS-7

Second successful transaction with KTSat on the sale and purchase of the Koreasat-3 satellite (renamed ABS-7).

June 2010

SSL

SSL

Ordered ABS-2 spacecraft from Space Systems/Loral with a launch by Arianespace from Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

September 2010

Permira

Permira

Acquired by Permira Funds to drive growth and development in new orbital locations for expanding the business.

March 2012

Satmex

Satmex

Partnered with Satmex to procure multiple satellites from Boeing and launch with SpaceX

November 2012

$471M Ex-Im Bank Deal

$471M Ex-Im Bank Deal

Obtained US$471 million for financing from Ex-Im bank

July 2013

ABS-4

ABS-4

Acquired MBSAT satellite (now ABS-4). A dedicated S and Ku-band satellite payload for advanced mobile broadcast and radio communications, and mobile broadband services over Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (GCC countries).

February 2014

ABS-2

ABS-2

ABS-2 satellite was successfully launched into space at 17:30 in Kourou (8:30pm UTC). ABS-2 is a sophisticated multi-mission satellite, featuring up to 89 active C, Ku and Ka-band transponders across 10 different beams. ABS-2 brings unparalleled coverage and expansion capacity at ABS’ prime location of 75°E, extending affordable and reliable communications and broadcast services to the emerging markets of the world.

July 2014

ABS-6

ABS-6

Successfully redeployed ABS-6 at 159°E

March 2015

ABS-3A

ABS-3A

Lift off – ABS-3A, the revolutionary 702SP satellite was successfully launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:50 p.m. EST. ABS-3A is an all-electric propulsion satellite equipped with 48 x 72 MHz C & Ku-band transponders and offers expanded communications and broadcast capacity connecting the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa at 3°W.

June 2016

ABS-2A

ABS-2A

ABS celebrated the launch of ABS-2A, one year after the launch of ABS-3A. The satellite lifted off as part of a dual launch and was the second deployment at 11:05am EDT. ABS-2A is co-located at 75°E.

July 2017

Ocassional Use (OU) on ABS-3A

Ocassional Use (OU) on ABS-3A

OU and iDirect platforms were launched on ABS-3A. The OU gateway service provides an effective and competitive platform for delivering video and data feeds to the widest broadcasters’ community in Europe.

March 2018

Infrastructure upgrades and expansion

Infrastructure upgrades and expansion

We expanded and relocated our teleport in Indonesia to Cikarang for further strengthening our teleport capabilities.

November 2019

Launch of ABSPlus services

Launch of ABSPlus services

A portfolio of value-added service which offers a broad spectrum of satellite operations and ground service requirements.

March 2020

ABS joins the Space Safety Coalition

ABS joins the Space Safety Coalition

ABS joins the Space Safety Coalition organization, responsible for space safety through the voluntary adoption of relevant international standards, guidelines, and its best practices.

March 2021

Expansion of Occasional Use (OU) Service in Asia

Expansion of Occasional Use (OU) Service in Asia

Following the successful OU launch in the European market, ABS has started to bring OU services to Asia on ABS-2 C-East Hemi beam, covering key markets in Southeast Asia and North Asia with established penetration in the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan.