Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and SpaceCom International, LLC (SpaceCom) announced that they have signed a long term, multi-transponder agreement for Ku-band capacity on ABS-7 to support SpaceCom’s rapid growth throughout the Middle East and Asia region.
SpaceCom has quickly become a leading provider of telecommunications services and solutions throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The Middle East Ku-band capacity will be used to support the Government, Military, GSM/Cellular, Telecom and Oil & Gas requirements. The addition of this Ku-band capacity to their inventory allows SpaceCom to deliver new solutions as well as expand many existing network requirements, using the most advanced satellite technology available.
“We are delighted to partner and support SpaceCom’s continued growth in this region. The high powered Ku-Band beams on ABS-7 are ideal for critical services to government applications and other commercial services,” said Tom Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS.
“We’re very excited about the addition of ABS-7 Ku satellite capacity to our solutions portfolio. This capacity will support our current backlog and future expansion plans that have been delayed due to the limitation of resources throughout the region. This expansion enables SpaceCom to maintain its market position and continue providing cost effective solutions for many years to come,” commented Matt DeNapoli, President and CEO, SpaceCom International, LLC.
About SpaceCom International
SpaceCom International, LLC is a leading global provider of satellite and telecommunication services, and reseller of value added service with its headquarters located in Virginia, USA. SpaceCom specializes in the design, network optimization and management of communication solutions for many GSM Operators, Telecommunication Providers, and Oil and Gas Industry. SpaceCom’s Global and Managed services utilize the most efficient satellite resources, teleport and terrestrial POP (point-of-presence) facilities located in USA, Europe and Asia.
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About Asia Broadcast Satellite
Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is one of the fastest growing premium satellite operators in the world. ABS serves a global customer base with representatives in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. ABS offers a complete range of End-to-End solutions including Direct to Home (DTH) and Cable TV distribution (CATV), Cellular Backhaul, VSAT and Internet Backbone services with diverse IP transit through its European and Asian internet gateways. ABS currently hosts over 175 TV channels making it as one of the fastest growing and top satellite distribution platforms and broadcaster of TV channels in the Asia Pacific.
ABS is rapidly expanding its satellite fleet and business worldwide through the recent acquisitions of ABS- 7 (formerly Koreasat-3), ABS-1A (formerly Koreasat-2) and ABS-5 (formerly Agila-2). ABS has also completed a strategic cooperation with Eutelsat for the ABS-1B/W75 satellite at 75°E. ABS is planning the launch of a new state-of-the-art high powered satellite, ABS-2, that is scheduled to become operational in 2013. ABS-2 will be located at the 75° East Longitude, ABS’ prime orbital location covering four-fifths of the world’s population across the Indian Ocean region.
ABS is committed to maintaining its aggressive growth through the announcement of more strategic partnerships, acquisitions and further additions to its satellite fleet of ABS-1, ABS-1A, ABS-1B, ABS-2, ABS-5 and ABS-7.
ABS-7 is a Lockheed Martin A2100 spacecraft with geostationary fuel life until 2017. The satellite payload consists of 24 x 36MHz FSS Ku-band (12 fixed and 12 steerable beams), 6 x 27 MHz BSS Ku-band and 3 x 200 MHz FSS Ka-Band transponders. ABS-7 will provide significant high powered capacity to meet ABS‘s customer demands for cellular backhaul, VSAT services, satellite broadband and US/NATO government requirements in the Middle East region.