Measat to launch three satellites in next two years

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 25-06-2012

Measat Satellite Systems plans to launch three satellites in the next two years to provide customers with innovative and “best-in-class” satellite solutions.

Its senior VP for space systems development, Ali R Ebadi, said Africasat-1a was scheduled for launch in February next year, Measat-3b at the end of 2013 and Measat-3C in 2014.

“We continuously invest in satellite capacity to support the rapidly increasing needs of clients, particularly direct-to-home (DTH) service,” he said in an interview.

“The satellite will further enhance Astro’s business expansion in Malaysia, plus other services like online learning portal for primary school and broadband service. It will also help Astro grow its DTH business in India and provide telecommunication services to customers in Australia.”

Astro is the brand name of the Malaysian direct broadcast satellite pay-TV service.

“We are also in negotiations with a joint-venture partner for another satellite called Measat-3C, that will also bring some capacity and set for launch by end 2014,” Ali added.

The three satellites will be launched by Arianespace.

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