Hong Kong, 1 June 2016 – AsiaSat and SEANET Myanmar have signed a contract for VSAT network services in Myanmar using AsiaSat 7 Ku-band capacity. SEANET will be one of Myanmar’s pioneering operators offering broadband data services on an AsiaSat satellite.
AsiaSat 7’s high-power Ku-band coverage over Myanmar will support SEANET’s nationwide VSAT network for a wide array of broadband internet, enterprise solutions and data connectivity services for its corporate, SME, government and NGO clients.
“Quality transponder capacity from AsiaSat boosts our capability to deliver reliable, high speed and cost effective satellite services to meet our customers’ requirements. AsiaSat 7’s coverage and high look angle enable us to provide high quality service anywhere in Myanmar including the most remote and mountainous regions,” said U Pyone Maung Maung, Managing Director of SEANET Myanmar. “We look forward to beginning commercial rollout of our service in June leveraging AsiaSat’s over 25 years of VSAT expertise and experience in Asia.”
“We are pleased that our client appreciates our extensive experience in providing quality and reliable services. This contract with SEANET once again demonstrates AsiaSat’s capability and flexibility in supporting our partners with cost effective satellite solutions,” said Philip Balaam, Vice President – Sales and Business Development of AsiaSat.
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world’s population with its six satellites, AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7 and AsiaSat 8. The AsiaSat satellite fleet serves both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Over 700 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company’s satellites offering access to more than 830 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat also provides VSAT networks throughout the region. AsiaSat’s next satellite, AsiaSat 9 on order from the manufacturer is planned to be launched in late 2016 or early 2017. AsiaSat is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more information, please visit www.asiasat.com
About SEANET Myanmar
Southeastasianet Technologies Myanmar Co., Ltd. aims to be Myanmar’s leading provider of satellite data connectivity. SEANET Myanmar holds an NFS (I) license in Myanmar, employs a team of local and international experts, and operates a nationwide integrated network of almost 200 satellite communications engineers for rapid deployment of VSAT services in Myanmar. For more information, please visit http://www.seanetmyanmar.com
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited
Philip Balaam, VP, Sales & Business Development
Tel: (852) 2500 0866
Mobile: (852) 5328 6282
Jesse Gage, Head of Sales & Marketing
Mobile: (95 9) 45575 4334