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Speedcast Expands Capacity on AsiaSat 9 to Serve AsiaPac


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Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) has inked an expansion and renewal agreement with Speedcast International.

The agreement will see Speedcast International utilize multiple C- and Ku-band transponders on the brand-new AsiaSat 9, which serve East Asia, Indonesia and Myanmar. The agreement enhances the high-quality managed network services for Speedcast’s global customers in the mobility, maritime, energy, enterprise and government sectors, and for cellular backhaul solutions to emerging markets. AsiaSat has been a partner of Speedcast in the Asia-Pacific region since 1999.

Barrie Woolston, the chief commercial officer of AsiaSat, said, “We greatly value our unique relationship with Speedcast and the fantastic history working together to deliver high-quality, flexible and reliable networking and communication solutions to their customers. Amid this dynamic market and evolving customer requirement, we are grateful to continue to support Speedcast’s expansion and success in the Asia Pacific.”

“AsiaSat has been an important partner for Speedcast in the Asia-Pacific region for many years and we are eager to further strengthen the relationship with the upgrade on AsiaSat 9,” added Moti Shulman, the senior VP of capacity management network planning at Speedcast. “Our growing customer needs in this region warrant enhanced capacity that performs reliably and efficiently, and our partnership with AsiaSat is an invaluable asset that allows us to deliver on our promise of the best possible managed connectivity services for our customers’ critical operations.”



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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