ABS appoints Ramsey Khanfour as Chief Commercial Officer
Ramsey Khanfour has been appointed as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO.) Read more.
ABS appoints Amit Somani as the new CEO
Amit Somani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO.) Read more.
ABS celebrates the 15th anniversary since inception. Read more here.
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.
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.
Launch of ABSPlus services
A portfolio of value-added service which offers a broad spectrum of satellite operations and on the ground services.
Infrastructure upgrades and expansion
We expanded and relocated our teleport in Indonesia to Cikarang for further strengthening our teleport capabilities.
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 broadcaster community in Europe.
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.
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.
Successfully redeployed ABS-6 at 159°E
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.
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).
$471M Ex-Im Bank Deal
Obtained US$471 million for financing from Ex-Im bank
Partnered with Satmex to procure multiple satellites from Boeing and launch with SpaceX
Acquired by Permira Funds to drive growth and development in new orbital locations for expanding the business.